PANIC ATTACKS AND CANCER
Print version was published: EXPERIMENTAL & CLINICAL MEDICINE N 4 (2015)
According to statistics number of patients suffering from cancer rise every year. Study was conducted in oncological center of Adjara. Shixan scale was used during research. Research involved 200 patient aged from 20 year to 75, from them 130 were female and 70 male. 45 of them had surgery for treatment of cancer,16-had chemotherapy trement,radiotherapy-14 and combined therapy-125,patients with lung cancer-6, breast cancer -22, skin cancer -16, gastric cancer 27,bladder cancer-24, ovarian cancer -35, uterus cancer-25, larynx cancer -15, prostate cancer-30. Symptoms were evaluated with use of Shixan scale and according to results: agitation levels higher then 30 points was normal and higher than 80 points was high. During panic disorder this level is in the range of 57 points. According to research panic attack happened 15-20 times in month in 55 female patients and 35 male patients .Rere (5-10 panic attack in month)in 25 female patient and 45 male patient. Feeling of unsuccessfulness was found in 75 female and 45 male patients.Social disorders were found in 75 female and 22 male patients. Change in level of willingness in 80 female and 35 male patients. According to this data ,one of the treatment priority of oncological patients is psychological support after diagnosis till the end of treatment. Psychological awareness of patient and his/her family members is significant factor of treatment. Cost free psychological rehabilitation centers on the base of oncoclinics should be established .Psychological rehabilitation and management of psychiatric disorders should be significant part of treatment process of patient with cancer.
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