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Does brain cancer cause depression?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Thiretically

A brain tumor can manifest itself with behavioral abnormalities.

In brief: Thiretically

A brain tumor can manifest itself with behavioral abnormalities.
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Dr. Michael Benjamin
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Depression is common

Depression is a common condition in many types of cancer, not just "brain cancer.
" some cancers may produce substances that have effects directly on mood, or cancer treatments, pain, or financial or other social difficulties can contribute to depression in cancer as well. Cancer patients respond to medical treatment for depression--i hope you will speak with your doctor about this.

In brief: Depression is common

Depression is a common condition in many types of cancer, not just "brain cancer.
" some cancers may produce substances that have effects directly on mood, or cancer treatments, pain, or financial or other social difficulties can contribute to depression in cancer as well. Cancer patients respond to medical treatment for depression--i hope you will speak with your doctor about this.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Brain tumor

Also, symptoms depend on location of the tumor. Also, depression can result from awareness of the diagnosis, the extent of the tumor, and medications used to treat it.

In brief: Brain tumor

Also, symptoms depend on location of the tumor. Also, depression can result from awareness of the diagnosis, the extent of the tumor, and medications used to treat it.
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David Miller
Family Medicine

In brief: Any severe illness

Any severe, life-threatening or terminal illness can lead to depression as they struggle to come to grips with their new reality.
This is why support is so vitally important to help these folks manage all of the emotions they are feeling, along with just the physical symptoms and limitations that may come with the illness. A health psychologist can help you through the process of learning to cope.

In brief: Any severe illness

Any severe, life-threatening or terminal illness can lead to depression as they struggle to come to grips with their new reality.
This is why support is so vitally important to help these folks manage all of the emotions they are feeling, along with just the physical symptoms and limitations that may come with the illness. A health psychologist can help you through the process of learning to cope.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Very rare

I am aware of a patient who had no symptoms except for depression, for 3 months, no neurological changes.
When medication did not work, a MRI was ordered and the patient had a glioblastoma. Most patients will have other symptoms related to senses, nerve functioning, pain, and other symptoms that lead to MRI and diagnosis.

In brief: Very rare

I am aware of a patient who had no symptoms except for depression, for 3 months, no neurological changes.
When medication did not work, a MRI was ordered and the patient had a glioblastoma. Most patients will have other symptoms related to senses, nerve functioning, pain, and other symptoms that lead to MRI and diagnosis.
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