Review collection - Depression

120 reviews


Bachu AK, Kotapati VP, Kainth T, Patel R, Youssef NA, Tampi RR. Electroconvulsive therapy in individuals with dementia/major NCD presenting with behavioral symptoms: a systematic review. Int Psychogeriatr. 2023 May 12:1-16. doi: 10.1017/S104161022300039X. Epub ahead of print.

Lee ARYB, Yau CE, Low CE, Li J, Ho RCM, Ho CSH. Severity and Longitudinal Course of Depression, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress in Paediatric and Young Adult Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Clin Med. 2023 Feb 23;12(5):1784. doi: 10.3390/jcm12051784.

Nowels MA, Kalra S, Duberstein PR, Coakley E, Saraiya B, George L, Kozlov E. Palliative Care Interventions Effects on Psychological Distress: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Jun;65(6):e691-e713. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.02.001. Epub 2023 Feb 9.

Sánchez-Alcón M, Sánchez-Ramos JL, Garrido-Fernández A, Sosa-Cordobés E, Ortega-Galán Á M, Ramos-Pichardo JD. Effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving grief and depression in caregivers of people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2023 Oct;32(5):1211-1224.

Sicignano D, Snow-Caroti K, Hernandez AV, White CM. The Impact of Psychedelic Drugs on Anxiety and Depression in Advanced Cancer or other Life-threatening Disease: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis. Am J Clin Oncol. 2023 Jun 1;46(6):236-245. doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000998. Epub 2023 Mar 13.

Toulouse É, Carrier D, Villemure MP, Roy-Desruisseaux J, Rochefort CM. Accuracy of Observer-Rated Measurement Scales for Depression Assessment in Patients with Major Neurocognitive Disorders Residing in Long-Term Care Centers: A Systematic Review. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2023 Mar 15:1-12. doi: 10.1159/000529396. Epub ahead of print.


Barbosa MG, Garcia GT, Sarin LM, Jackowski AP. Efficacy and safety of ketamine for the treatment of depressive symptoms in palliative care: A systematic review. Braz J Psychiatry. 2022 Dec 27. doi: 10.47626/1516-4446-2022-2876. Epub ahead of print.

Battat MMK, Marie M. Rehabilitation interventions for depression symptoms among cancer patients in Palestine: A systematic review. Front Rehabil Sci. 2022 Dec 5;3:978844. doi: 10.3389/fresc.2022.978844.

Moreira D, Azeredo A, Sá Moreira D, Fávero M, Sousa-Gomes V. Why Does Grief Hurt?: A Systematic Review of Grief and Depression in Adults. Eur Psychol. 2022;0:0. Epub 2022 Dec 13.


Perusinghe M, Chen KY, McDermott B. Evidence-Based Management of Depression in Palliative Care: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2021 Mar 15. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0659. Epub ahead of print.


Collins RN, Kishita N. Prevalence of depression and burden among informal care-givers of people with dementia: a meta-analysis. Ageing Soc. 2020 Nov;40(11):2355-2392. doi:

Hussain Rawther SC, Pai MS, Fernandes DJ, Mathew S, Chakrabarty J, Devi ES. Specialist nurse initiated interventions in breast cancer care: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. J Clin Nurs. 2020 Apr 3. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15268. Epub ahead of print.

Lee W, Pulbrook M, Sheehan C, Kochovska S, Chang S, Hosie A, Lobb E, Parker D, Draper B, Agar MR, Currow DC. Clinically Significant Depressive Symptoms are Prevalent in People with Extremely Short Prognoses - A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Jul 17:S0885-3924(20)30604-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.07.011. Epub ahead of print.

Xu XY, Kwan RYC, Leung AYM. Behavioural activation for family dementia caregivers: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Geriatr Nurs. 2020 Mar 3:S0197-4572(20)30067-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.02.003. Epub ahead of print.


Akarsu NE, Prince M, Lawrence V, Das-Munshi J. Depression in carers of people with dementia from a minority ethnic background: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised-controlled trials of psychosocial interventions. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 Feb 4. doi: 10.1002/gps.5070. [Epub ahead of print]

Barker MM, Beresford B, Bland M, Fraser LK. Prevalence and Incidence of Anxiety and Depression Among Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Life-Limiting Conditions: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Jul 8. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1712. [Epub ahead of print]

Brown Wilson C, Arendt L, Nguyen M, Scott TL, Neville CC, Pachana NA. Nonpharmacological Interventions for Anxiety and Dementia in Nursing Homes: A Systematic Review. Gerontologist. 2019 Nov 16;59(6):e731-e742. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnz020.

Gil I, Costa P, Parola V, Cardoso D, Almeida M, Apóstolo J. Efficacy of reminiscence in cognition, depressive symptoms and quality of life in institutionalized elderly: a systematic review. Rev Esc Enferm USP. 2019 Mar 28;53:e03458. doi: 10.1590/S1980-220X2018007403458.

He W, Zhou Y, Ma J, Wei B, Fu Y. Effect of antidepressants on death in patients with heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart Fail Rev. 2019 Sep 16. doi: 10.1007/s10741-019-09850-w. [Epub ahead of print]

Lee M, Ryoo JH, Chung M, Anderson JG, Rose K, Williams IC. Effective interventions for depressive symptoms among caregivers of people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Dementia (London). 2019 Jan 12:1471301218822640. doi: 10.1177/1471301218822640. [Epub ahead of print]

Margenfeld F, Klocke C, Joos S. Manual massage for persons living with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2019 Jan 4. pii: S0020-7489(18)30272-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.12.012. [Epub ahead of print]

Niedzwiedz CL, Knifton L, Robb KA, Katikireddi SV, Smith DJ. Depression and anxiety among people living with and beyond cancer: a growing clinical and research priority. BMC Cancer. 2019 Oct 11;19(1):943. doi: 10.1186/s12885-019-6181-4.

Park K, Lee S, Yang J, Song T, Hong GS. A systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of reminiscence therapy for people with dementia. Int Psychogeriatr. 2019 Feb 4:1-17. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218002168. [Epub ahead of print]

Pollok J, van Agteren JE, Esterman AJ, Carson-Chahhoud KV. Psychological therapies for the treatment of depression in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Mar 6;3:CD012347. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012347.pub2.

Rezaei S, Ahmadi S, Rahmati J, Hosseinifard H, Dehnad A, Aryankhesal A, Shabaninejad H, Ghasemyani S, Alihosseini S, Bragazzi NL, Raoofi S, Kiaee ZM, Ghashghaee A. Global prevalence of depression in HIV/AIDS: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Sep 19. pii: bmjspcare-2019-001952. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001952. [Epub ahead of print]

Rosenblat JD, Kurdyak P, Cosci F, Berk M, Maes M, Brunoni AR, Li M, Rodin G, McIntyre RS, Carvalho AF. Depression in the medically ill. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2019 Nov 21:4867419888576. doi: 10.1177/0004867419888576. [Epub ahead of print]

Sobieraj DM, Martinez BK, Hernandez AV, Coleman CI, Ross JS, Berg KM, Steffens DC, Baker WL. Adverse Effects of Pharmacologic Treatments of Major Depression in Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Aug;67(8):1571-1581. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15966. Epub 2019 May 29.

Wang YH, Li JQ, Shi JF, Que JY, Liu JJ, Lappin JM, Leung J, Ravindran AV, Chen WQ, Qiao YL, Shi J, Lu L, Bao YP. Depression and anxiety in relation to cancer incidence and mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies. Mol Psychiatry. 2019 Nov 19. doi: 10.1038/s41380-019-0595-x. [Epub ahead of print]

Watson B, Tatangelo G, McCabe M. Depression and Anxiety Among Partner and Offspring Carers of People With Dementia: A Systematic Review. Gerontologist. 2019 Oct;59(5):e597-e610. doi:10.1093/geront/gny049.

Wen X, Wang Y, Zhao Q, Zhang H, Shi H, Wang M, Lu P. Nonpharmacological Interventions for Depressive Symptoms in End-Stage Renal Disease: A Systematic Review. West J Nurs Res. 2019 Jun 28:193945919857540. doi: 10.1177/0193945919857540. [Epub ahead of print]

Zhao QG, Zhang HR, Wen X, Wang Y, Chen XM, Chen N, Sun Y, Liu H, Lu PJ. Exercise interventions on patients with end-stage renal disease: a systematic review. Clin Rehabil. 2019 Feb;33(2):147-156. doi: 10.1177/0269215518817083.


Asmer MS, Kirkham J, Newton H, Ismail Z, Elbayoumi H, Leung RH, Seitz DP. Meta-analysis of the prevalence of major depressive disorder among older adults with dementia. J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 Jul 31;79(5). pii: 17r11772. doi: 10.4088/JCP.17r11772.

Chaponda M, Aldhouse N, Kroes M, Wild L, Robinson C, Smith A. Systematic review of the prevalence of psychiatric illness and sleep disturbance as co-morbidities of HIV infection in the UK. Int J STD AIDS. 2018 Jun;29(7):704-713. doi: 10.1177/0956462417750708. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Chiu HY, Chen PY, Chen YT, Huang HC. Reality orientation therapy benefits cognition in older people with dementia: A meta-analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018 Jun 15;86:20-28. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.06.008. [Epub ahead of print]

D'Iorio A, Maggi G, Vitale C, Trojano L, Santangelo G. "Pure apathy" and cognitive dysfunctions in Parkinson's disease: A meta-analytic study. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2018 Aug 13;94:1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.08.004. [Epub ahead of print]

Dudas R, Malouf R, McCleery J, Dening T. Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Aug 31;8:CD003944. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003944.pub2. [Epub ahead of print] Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Jul 18:1-15. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218000376. [Epub ahead of print]

Elfrink TR, Zuidema SU, Kunz M, Westerhof GJ. Life story books for people with dementia: a systematic review. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Jul 18:1-15. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218000376. [Epub ahead of print]

Geng HM, Chuang DM, Yang F, Yang Y, Liu WM, Liu LH, Tian HM. Prevalence and determinants of depression in caregivers of cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(39):e11863. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000011863.

Johnson RJ 3rd. A research study review of effectiveness of treatments for psychiatric conditions common to end-stage cancer patients: needs assessment for future research and an impassioned plea. BMC Psychiatry. 2018 Apr 3;18(1):85. doi: 10.1186/s12888-018-1651-9.

Klingman KJ, Sullivan S. Associations between Sleep Disorders and Comfort at End-of-Life: Opportunities for Improvement. Sleep Med Res. 2018 Dec 30;9(2):110-114. doi:

Kubo Y, Hayashi H, Kozawa S, Okada S. Relevant factors of depression in dementia modifiable by non-pharmacotherapy: a systematic review. Psychogeriatrics. 2018 Sep 23. doi: 10.1111/psyg.12371. [Epub ahead of print]

Kuring JK, Mathias JL, Ward L. Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety and PTSD in People with Dementia: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Neuropsychol Rev. 2018 Dec;28(4):393-416. doi: 10.1007/s11065-018-9396-2. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Lehto RH. Miller SEL, Flanigan M, Wyatt G. Mental health in patients with advanced cancer at the end of life: evaluation of evidence and future directions. Expert Rev Qual Life Cancer Care. 2018;3(2-3):79-94.

Noone D, Stott J, Aguirre E, Llanfear K, Spector A. Meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and anxiety or depression. Aging Ment Health. 2018 Oct 17:1-10. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1495177. [Epub ahead of print]

Ostuzzi G, Matcham F, Dauchy S, Barbui C, Hotopf M. Antidepressants for the treatment of depression in people with cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Apr 23;4:CD011006. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011006.pub3.

Scott-Sheldon LAJ, Balletto BL, Donahue ML, Feulner MM, Cruess DG, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Wing RR, Carey MP. Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Adults Living with HIV/AIDS: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. AIDS Behav. 2018 Jul 27. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2236-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Sherifali D, Ali MU, Ploeg J, Markle-Reid M, Valaitis R, Bartholomew A, Fitzpatrick-Lewis D, McAiney C. Impact of Internet-Based Interventions on Caregiver Mental Health: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2018 Jul 3;20(7):e10668. doi: 10.2196/10668.

Tang Y, Fu F, Gao H, Shen L, Chi I, Bai Z. Art therapy for anxiety, depression, and fatigue in females with breast cancer: A systematic review. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2018 Nov 13:1-17. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2018.1506855. [Epub ahead of print]

Tao J, Vermund SH, Qian HZ. Association Between Depression and Antiretroviral Therapy Use Among People Living with HIV: A Meta-analysis. AIDS Behav. 2018 May;22(5):1542-1550. doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1776-8.

Vanle B, Olcott W, Jimenez J, Bashmi L, Danovitch I, IsHak WW. NMDA antagonists for treating the non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. Transl Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 15;8(1):117. doi: 10.1038/s41398-018-0162-2.

Venasse M, Edwards T, Pilutti LA. Exploring Wellness Interventions in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: an Evidence-Based Review. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2018 Apr 10;20(5):13. doi: 10.1007/s11940-018-0497-2.

Voutilainen A, Ruokostenpohja N, Välimäki T. Associations Across Caregiver and Care Recipient Symptoms: Self-Organizing Map and Meta-analysis. Gerontologist. 2018 Mar 19;58(2):e138-e149. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw251.

Wang HJ, Tan G, Zhu LN, Chen D, Xu D, Chu SS, Ling L. The efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for Parkinson disease patients with depression. Int J Neurosci. 2018 Jul 9:1-24. doi: 10.1080/00207454.2018.1495632. [Epub ahead of print]


Farragher JF, Polatajko HJ, Jassal SV. The Relationship Between Fatigue and Depression in Adults With End-Stage Renal Disease on Chronic In-Hospital Hemodialysis: A Scoping Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Apr;53(4):783-803.e1.Epub 2016 Dec 29.

Gathright EC, Goldstein CM, Josephson RA, Hughes JW. Depression increases the risk of mortality in patients with heart failure: A meta-analysis. J Psychosom Res. 2017 Mar;94:82-89. Epub 2017 Jan 24.

Li M, Kennedy EB, Byrne N, Gérin-Lajoie C, Katz MR, Keshavarz H, Sellick S, Green E. Systematic review and meta-analysis of collaborative care interventions for depression in patients with cancer. Psychooncology. 2017 May;26(5):573-587. doi: 10.1002/pon.4286. Epub 2016 Oct 24.

Okuyama T, Akechi T, Mackenzie L, Furukawa TA. Psychotherapy for depression among advanced, incurable cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancer Treat Rev. 2017 May;56:16-27. Epub 2017 Apr 11.

Puopolo M, Bain E, Agarwal A, Lam M, Chow E, Henry B. Factors and correlates of depression in advanced cancer patients: A scoping review. J Pain Manage. 2017;10(1)67-78. [No Abstract Available].

Tsoi KK, Chan JY, Hirai HW, Wong SY. Comparison of diagnostic performance of Two-Question Screen and 15 depression screening instruments for older adults: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Psychiatry. 2017 Apr;210(4):255-260. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.116.186932. Epub 2017 Feb 16.


Carvalho TL, de Almeida LM, Lorega CM, Barata MF, Ferreira ML, de Brito-Marques PR, Correia Cda C. Depression and anxiety in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a systematic review. Trends Psychiatry Psychother. 2016 Jan-Mar;38(1):1-5. doi: 10.1590/2237-6089-2015-0030. Epub 2016 Mar 18.

Sanjida S, Janda M, Kissane D, Shaw J, Pearson SA, DiSipio T, Couper J. A systematic review and meta-analysis of prescribing practices of antidepressants in cancer patients. Psychooncology. 2016 Sep;25(9):1002-16. Epub 2016 Jan 17.


Chi S, Wang C, Jiang T, Zhu XC, Yu JT, Tan L. The prevalence of depression in Alzheimer's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Curr Alzheimer Res. 2015;12(2):189-98.

Tang PL, Wang HH, Chou FH. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Demoralization and Depression in Patients With Cancer. Psychosomatics. 2015 Nov-Dec;56(6):634-43.Epub 2015 Jun 19.

Wakefield CE, Butow PN, Aaronson NA, Hack TF, Hulbert-Williams NJ, Jacobsen PB, International Psycho-Oncology Society Research Committee. Patient-reported depression measures in cancer: A meta-review. Lancet Psychiatry. 2015 Jul;2(7):635-47. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00168-6. Epub 2015 Jun 30.


Janberidze E, Hjermstad MJ, Haugen DF, Sigurdardottir KR, Løhre ET, Lie HC, Loge JH, Kaasa S, Knudsen AK; EURO IMPACT. How are patient populations characterized in studies investigating depression in advanced cancer? Results from a systematic literature review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Oct;48(4):678-98. Epub 2014 Mar 28.

Riblet N, Larson R, Watts BV, Holtzheimer P. Reevaluating the role of antidepressants in cancer-related depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2014 Sep-Oct;36(5):466-73. Epub 2014 May 20.


Laoutidis ZG, Mathiak K. Antidepressants in the treatment of depression/depressive symptoms in cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry. 2013 May 16;13:140.

Parker Oliver D, Albright DL, Washington K, Wittenberg-Lyles E, Gage A, Mooney M, Demiris G. Hospice caregiver depression: the evidence surrounding the greatest pain of all. J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care. 2013;9(4):256-71.

Walker J, Holm Hansen C, Martin P, Sawhney A, Thekkumpurath P, Beale C, Symeonides S, Wall L, Murray G, Sharpe M. Prevalence of depression in adults with cancer: a systematic review. Ann Oncol. 2013 Apr;24(4):895-900. Epub 2012 Nov 21.

Walker J1, Sawhney A, Hansen CH, Ahmed S, Martin P, Symeonides S, Murray G, Sharpe M. Treatment of depression in adults with cancer: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Psychol Med. 2013 Jun 19:1-11.


Carey M, Noble N, Sanson-Fisher R, MacKenzie L. Identifying psychological morbidity among people with cancer using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale: time to revisit first principles? Psychooncology. 2012 Mar;21(3):229-38.

Mitchell AJ, Meader N, Davies E, Clover K, Carter GL, Loscalzo MJ, Linden W, Grassi L, Johansen C, Carlson LE, Zabora J. Meta-analysis of screening and case finding tools for depression in cancer: evidence based recommendations for clinical practice on behalf of the Depression in Cancer Care consensus group. J Affect Disord. 2012 Oct;140(2):149-60. Epub 2012 May 24.

Piet J, Würtzen H, Zachariae R. The effect of mindfulness-based therapy on symptoms of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2012 Dec;80(6):1007-20. doi: 10.1037/a0028329. Epub 2012 May 7.

Stagg EK, Lazenby M. Best practices for the nonpharmacological treatment of depression at the end of life. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2012 May;29(3):183-94. Epub 2011 Jul 4


Chan R, Steel Z, Brooks R, Heung T, Erlich J, Chow J, Suranyi M. Psychosocial risk and protective factors for depression in the dialysis population: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis. J Psychosom Res. 2011 Nov;71(5):300-10. Epub 2011 Jul 1.

Falkensteiner M, Mantovan F, Müller I, Them C. The use of massage therapy for reducing pain, anxiety, and depression in oncological palliative care patients: a narrative review of the literature. ISRN Nurs. 2011;2011:929868. Epub 2011 Aug 23.

Levene I, Parker M. Prevalence of depression in granted and refused requests for euthanasia and assisted suicide: a systematic review. J Med Ethics. 2011 Apr;37(4):205-11. Epub 2011 Jan 27.

Meijer A, Roseman M, Milette K, Coyne JC, Stefanek ME, Ziegelstein RC, Arthurs E, Leavens A, Palmer SC, Stewart DE, de Jonge P, Thombs BD. Depression screening and patient outcomes in cancer: a systematic review. PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e27181. Epub 2011 Nov 14.

Mitchell AJ, Chan M, Bhatti H, Halton M, Grassi L, Johansen C, Meader N. Prevalence of depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorder in oncological, haematological, and palliative-care settings: a meta-analysis of 94 interview-based studies. Lancet Oncol. 2011 Feb;12(2):160-74. Epub 2011 Jan 19.

Rayner L, Price A, Evans A, Valsraj K, Hotopf M, Higginson IJ. Antidepressants for the treatment of depression in palliative care: systematic review and meta-analysis. Palliat Med. 2011 Jan;25(1):36-51. Epub 2010 Oct 8.

Rizzo M, Creed F, Goldberg D, Meader N, Pilling S. A systematic review of non-pharmacological treatments for depression in people with chronic physical health problems. J Psychosom Res. 2011 Jul;71(1):18-27. Epub 2011 May 11.

Solomon D, Ford E, Adams J, Graves N. Potential of St John's Wort for the treatment of depression: the economic perspective. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2011 Feb;45(2):123-30. Epub 2010 Oct 26.

Taylor D, Meader N, Bird V, Pilling S, Creed F, Goldberg D. pharmacology subgroup of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Guideline Development Group for Depression in Chronic Physical Health Problems. Pharmacological interventions for people with depression and chronic physical health problems: systematic review and meta-analyses of safety and efficacy. Br J Psychiatry. 2011 Mar;198(3):179-88.

Vodermaier A, Millman RD. Accuracy of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale as a screening tool in cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Support Care Cancer.2011 Dec;19(12):1899-908. Epub 2011 Sep 4.


Mead N, Lester H, Chew-Graham C, Gask L, Bower P. Effects of befriending on depressive symptoms and distress: systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Psychiatry. 2010 Feb;196(2):96-101.

Mitchell AJ, Meader N, Symonds P. Diagnostic validity of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in cancer and palliative settings: a meta-analysis. J Affect Disord. 2010 Nov;126(3):335-48. Epub 2010 Mar 5.

Ng CG, Boks MP, Zainal NZ, de Wit NJ. The prevalence and pharmacotherapy of depression in cancer patients. J Affect Disord. 2011 Jun;131(1-3):1-7. Epub 2010 Aug 21.

Pinquart M, Duberstein PR. Depression and cancer mortality: a meta-analysis. Psychol Med. 2010 Nov;40(11):1797-810. Epub 2010 Jan 20.

Robson A, Scrutton F, Wilkinson L, MacLeod F. The risk of suicide in cancer patients: a review of the literature. Psychooncology. 2010 Dec;19(12):1250-8. doi: 10.1002/pon.1717.

van Straten A, Geraedts A, Verdonck-de Leeuw I, Andersson G, Cuijpers P. Psychological treatment of depressive symptoms in patients with medical disorders: a meta-analysis. J Psychosom Res. 2010 Jul;69(1):23-32. Epub 2010 Mar 16.


Cipriani A, Furukawa TA, Salanti G, Geddes JR, Higgins JP, Churchill R, Watanabe N, Nakagawa A, Omori IM, McGuire H, Tansella M, Barbui C. Comparative efficacy and acceptability of 12 new-generation antidepressants: a multiple-treatments meta-analysis. Lancet. 2009 Feb 28;373(9665):746-58.

Eychmueller S. Management of depression in the last month of life. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2009 Sep;3(3):186-9.

Hardy SE. Methylphenidate for the treatment of depressive symptoms, including fatigue and apathy, in medically ill older adults and terminally ill adults. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2009 Feb;7(1):34-59.

Laird BJ, Boyd AC, Colvin LA, Fallon MT. Are cancer pain and depression interdependent? A systematic review. Psychooncology. 2009 May;18(5):459-64.

Naaman SC, Radwan K, Fergusson D, Johnson S. Status of psychological trials in breast cancer patients: a report of three meta-analyses. Psychiatry. 2009 Spring;72(1):50-69.

Shih M, Yang YH, Koo M. A meta-analysis of hypnosis in the treatment of depressive symptoms: a brief communication. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2009 Oct;57(4):431-42.

Wasteson E, Brenne E, Higginson IJ, Hotopf M, Lloyd-Williams M, Kaasa S, Loge JH; European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC). Depression assessment and classification in palliative cancer patients: a systematic literature review. Palliat Med. 2009 Dec;23(8):739-53. Epub 2009 Oct 13.

Yim VW, Ng AK, Tsang HW, Leung AY. A review on the effects of aromatherapy for patients with depressive symptoms. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print]


Akechi T, Okuyama T, Onishi J, Morita T, Furukawa T. Psychotherapy for depression among incurable cancer patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Apr 16;(2):CD005537.

Delville CL, McDougall G. A systematic review of depression in adults with heart failure: instruments and incidence. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2008 Sep;29(9):1002-17.

Dy SM, Lorenz KA, Naeim A, Sanati H, Walling A, Asch SM. Evidence-based recommendations for cancer fatigue, anorexia, depression, and dyspnea. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Aug 10;26(23):3886-95.

Fulcher CD, Badger T, Gunter AK, Marrs JA, Reese JM. Putting evidence into practice: interventions for depression. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2008 Feb;12(1):131-40.

Jacobsen PB, Jim HS. Psychosocial interventions for anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients: achievements and challenges. CA Cancer J Clin. 2008 Jul-Aug;58(4):214-30. Epub 2008 Jun 16.

Lorenz KA, Lynn J, Dy SM, Shugarman LR, Wilkinson A, Mularski RA, Morton SC, Hughes RG, Hilton LK, Maglione M, Rhodes SL, Rolon C, Sun VC, Shekelle PG. Evidence for improving palliative care at the end of life: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jan 15;148(2):147-59.

Mitchell AJ. Are one or two simple questions sufficient to detect depression in cancer and palliative care? A Bayesian meta-analysis. Br J Cancer. 2008 Jun 17;98(12):1934-43. Epub 2008 May 27.

Qaseem A, Snow V, Shekelle P, Casey DE Jr, Cross JT Jr, Owens DK; Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians, Dallas P, Dolan NC, Forciea MA, Halasyamani L, Hopkins RH Jr, Shekelle P. Evidence-based interventions to improve the palliative care of pain, dyspnea, and depression at the end of life: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jan 15;148(2):141-6.

Reeve JL, Lloyd-Williams M, Dowrick C. Revisiting depression in palliative care settings: the need to focus on clinical utility over validity. Palliat Med. 2008 Jun;22(4):383-91.


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