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As a cancer spouse, how can i deal with my sadness?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Support groups + MD: It may help to join a support group and meet with other people in the same circumstances and learn from their experiences as well share yours. Your sadness may be a refection of depression and you should discuss it with your doctor as effective treatment in the form of psychotherapy and medication are available.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
See below...: Families (spouses, children, sibs, parents) of cancer patients are usually the neglected part of the equation. So glad u're asking! individual, group, couple &/or family psychotherapy can be very helpful... Ask ur doctor for referral... Connect with a therapist.... No sense in navigating thru such a lengthy & intense process alone, when professional assistance is available. Wishing you well.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other.

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