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|Title:||Do prostate cancer patients suffer more from depressed mood or anhedonia?||Contributor(s):||Sharpley, Christopher (author) ; Bitsika, Vicki (author); Christie, David R H (author)||Publication Date:||2013||DOI:||10.1002/pon.3203||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13080||Abstract:||Objective: This study aimed to compare the prevalence of depressed mood and anhedonia in a sample of men with prostate cancer (PCa) and to determine which of these key symptoms contributed most to the overall depressive status of that sample. Method: From Zung Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS) responses collected on 526 PCa patients, direct comparisons were made between the prevalence of the first two DSM-IV-TR symptoms of Major Depressive Episode. These symptoms were then tested for their predictive power on depression total score and Zung's criteria for 'clinically significant' depression. Results: Mean scores for anhedonia were significantly higher than for depressed mood, and nearly 25 times as many patients had a high score for anhedonia as for depressed mood. The same pattern of results was apparent for those patients who had clinically significant levels of depression. Anhedonia was a more powerful predictor of total SDS depression score for the entire sample as well as for those patients with more severe depression. Conclusion: Because the biological basis for anhedonia is different to that for depressed mood, treatment options also differ for patients who show a preponderance of anhedonia in their depressive symptomatology. Suggestions are made for treatment choices for these PCa patients.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Psycho-Oncology, 22(8), p. 1718-1723||Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd||Place of Publication:||United Kingdom||ISSN:||1099-1611
|Field of Research (FOR):||110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy)||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||920410 Mental Health||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 98
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