A New Study Published by Bentham Science Shows Support Groups and Educational Resources Can Decrease Depression in Breast Cancer Patients
1 in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
In 2018 alone, an estimated 266,120 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed nationwide. As the numbers of new cases grow, the support network of women who suffer from breast cancer grows. In their ever-increasing numbers, the many women diagnosed with this disease face an arduous physical and emotional journey on their road to recovery, and along the way, many suffer from depression, anxiety, and body image issues.
Regardless of the prevalence of body image issues, anxiety, and depression in women who are suffering from breast cancer, there aren’t a lot of resources available for those afflicted. A recent study suggests it’s time to right that wrong. The study, published by Bentham Science, focused on Dr. Fausto Meriggi and his team at Fondazione Poliambulanza di Brescia who studied the effects of psychotherapeutic and educational groups on depression, anxiety, and body image issues among women suffering from breast cancer.
This study was published in Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials, a journal published by Bentham Science. Bentham Science continues their work in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing education materials and increased accessibility to the region.