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Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2010 Apr;19(2):401-21, x-xi. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2010.01.009.

Psychiatric aspects of pediatric cancer.

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Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

Abstract

The diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with cancer has a tremendous and lasting effect on the patients, their families, and other individuals in their social network. It carries a host of psychological and behavioral ramifications, from questions of mortality to changes in levels of functioning in multiple domains. In this review the authors address the psychosocial and treatment-related issues that arise in children with cancer, with attention to the adjustment to cancer at different developmental stages, mood and anxiety issues, treatment-related psychiatric sequelae, and the challenges faced by childhood cancer survivors.

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10.1016/j.chc.2010.01.009
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