Risk of Psychiatric Disorders Among Spouses of Patients With Cancer

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: Spouses of patients with cancer experienced increased risk of several psychiatric disorders that required hospital-based specialist care in this study of more than 3 million individuals in Denmark and Sweden. The results support the need for clinical awareness to prevent potential mental illness among the spouses of patients with cancer.  

Authors: Qianwei Liu, M.D., Ph.D., of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, is the corresponding author. 

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.49560)

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