Psycho-Social Interventions

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Depression In Men Receiving Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)

It is commonly known that men on Hormone Therapy (ADT) often experience many physical and psychological side effects from the treatment. Many of my posts have discussed the physical side effects, but I have not adequately explored the adverse psychological  side effects that many of us experience when we are on ADT! Besides memory issues and the experience of sometimes being in a fog, depression in men receiving hormone therapy (ADT) is commonly reported. Despite how common depression seems to be, the relationship between ADT and depression is not fully understood. In an attempt to begin to understand the relationship [...]

Stress and Survival in Prostate Cancer – Looking at a Trial Using Muscle Relaxation and Guided Imagery in Anxiety Reducing Interventions in Prostate and Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

FROM this blog on September 9, 2015 ( According to Michael Jan, MD, and his collaborators at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden those of us who are experiencing high levels of stress need to be cautious. Their findings boil down to the fact that our stress could allow our prostate cancer to kill us. He surveyed 4,105 men treated for clinically localized prostate cancer and found that those with the highest levels of perceived stress had a 66% increased risk of prostate cancer gery,specific mortality compared with men who had low stress levels! We have evidence that tress shortens [...]