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Depression and Suicidal Thoughts After a Cancer Diagnosis

Donald Rosenstein, MD talks about depression in the context of breast cancer, risk factors, and signs you may need to see a doctor for treatment.
Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Rosenstein’s research focuses on the areas where medicine and psychiatry meet. His research interests include assessing and managing suicide in the medical setting and psychosocial support for patients facing cancer. In 2017, Dr. Rosenstein was elected president of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. He is also co-author of The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life, which details the challenges and triumphs of seven men who raised young children after their wives died.

In this podcast on depression and suicidal thoughts after a cancer diagnosis, Dr. Rosenstein talks about what major depression can feel like, as well as risk factors for depression. Listen to the podcast to hear him discuss:

  • what we know about depression as a side effect of tamoxifen

  • signs that you may need to see a doctor for depression

  • treatments for depression

  • depression in the context of breast cancer and why people should not suffer with depression in silence

About the guest
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Donald Rosenstein, MD

Dr. Donald Rosenstein is a professor of psychiatry and director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Comprehensive Cancer Support Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

— Last updated on May 5, 2022, 6:35 PM

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