H. PSYCHOSOCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

48. Depression can be a short-term or long-term effect for patients with cancer and responses to a perceived loss of self-esteem may be affective, behavioral, or cognitive. Which of the following is an example of a behavioral response associated with depression?

  1. Lack of energy
  2. Guilt
  3. Indecisiveness
  4. Suicidal ideation

49. A 68-year-old woman recently diagnosed with metastatic cancer confesses that she has no one to talk to and feels extremely depressed. She has a history of depressive disorder but is currently not taking any medication. Which of the following is a diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder?

  1. Disorientation, impaired memory, rapid heartbeat, elevated blood pressure
  2. Impairment in social functioning ...

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