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Depression

Depression is characterised by lowered mood, loss of pleasure or interest, a sense of worthlessness and pronounced insomnia. There may also be an associated element of Anxiety.

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Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH)

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Therapeutic Guidelines: Palliative Care

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  • In advanced cancer it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish depression from the signs of rapidly progressive cancer – which may also affect a person’s energy, concentration and appetite.

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Page updated 30 November 2017