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Is depression a common side effect of having a meningioma?

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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Depression

There are many people who may have a predisposition to depression.
Having a tumor in the meninges doesn't necessarily mean that one will develop depression. It depends on your personality, inner strengths, and environmental supports.

In brief: Depression

There are many people who may have a predisposition to depression.
Having a tumor in the meninges doesn't necessarily mean that one will develop depression. It depends on your personality, inner strengths, and environmental supports.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes

Depression or "adjustment disorder" is common with any cancer diagnosis.
Also treatments, frequent doctor visits, and the effect on friends and family can lead to depression. Brain tumors may also involve actual brain functions as well. A support network of friends, family, medical team and counselors is helpful.

In brief: Yes

Depression or "adjustment disorder" is common with any cancer diagnosis.
Also treatments, frequent doctor visits, and the effect on friends and family can lead to depression. Brain tumors may also involve actual brain functions as well. A support network of friends, family, medical team and counselors is helpful.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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