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Table 2 Psychiatric characteristics of the patients

From: The characteristics and risk factors for common psychiatric disorders in patients with cancer seeking help for mental health

  Female Male Total
n % n % n %
Who is requesting the application
 By the oncologists 293 83.5 169 78.6 462 81.6
 By ownself 41 11.7 9 4.2 50 8.8
 By family members 17 4.8 37 17.2 54 9.5
Referral symptoms
 Sleep problems 92 26.2 84 39.1 176 31.1
 Tendency to cry easily 74 21.1 26 12.1 100 17.7
 Irritability / intolerance 67 19.1 56 26 123 21.7
 Despondency 48 13.7 27 12.6 75 13.3
 Pre-occupation with illness 63 17.9 22 10.2 85 15
 Trouble / restlessness 35 10 26 12.1 61 10.8
 Pessimism 14 4 6 2.8 20 3.5
 Olm / metastasis / fear of recurrence 14 4 4 1.9 18 3.2
 Palpitations, fainting sensation 14 4 2 0.9 16 2.8
 Marital problem 25 7.1 2 0.9 27 4.8
 Pain 41 11.7 29 13.5 70 12.4
 Inability to enter MR or the radiotherapy device 16 4.6 9 4.2 25 4.4
 Concern 39 11.1 16 7.4 55 9.7
 Unhappiness 12 3.4 7 3.3 19 3.4
 Precision / obsession 4 1.1 1 0.5 5 0.9
 Forgetfulness 7 2 6 2.8 13 2.3
 Body image problems 14 4 5 2.3 19 3.4
 Control of a previously started drug 6 1.7 4 1.9 10 1.8
 Getting newly cancer diagnosis 3 0.9 3 1.4 6 1.1
 Treatment rejection 3 0.9 5 2.3 8 1.4
 Request for support 12 3.4 2 0.9 14 2.5
 Other 6 1.7 6 2.8 12 2.1
 No complaints 11 3.1 13 6 24 4.2
Psychiatric Diagnosis
 Anxiety disorders
  Anxiety disorder 19 5.4 8 3.7 27 4.8
  Common anxiety disorder 9 2.6 4 1.9 13 2.3
  Panic disorder 2 0.6 1 0.5 3 0.5
  The claustrophobia 4 1.1 4 0.7
  Obsessive-compulsive disorder 1 0.3 1 0.2
  Somatoform Disorder 5 1.4 2 0.9 7 1.2
 Mood disorders
  Depression 58 16.5 27 12.6 85 15
  M depression + obsessive compulsive disorder 5 1.4 5 0.9
  M depression + generalized anxiety disorder 3 0.8 4 1.9 7 1.2
  Complicated grief reaction 2 0.6 2 0.4
  Bipolar disorder 2 0.6 2 0.4
 Adjustment Disorders
  Anxious adjustment disorder 112 31.9 94 43.7 206 36.4
  Depressive adjustment disorder 94 26.8 49 22.8 143 25.2
  Mixt adjustment disorder 16 4.6 3 1.4 19 3.4
 Delirium 2 0.6 6 2.8 8 1.4
 Insomnia 1 0.3 4 1.9 5 0.9
 Personality disorder 3 0.9 5 2.3 8 1.4
 Delusional disorder 4 1.1 3 1.4 7 1.2
 No complaints 9 2.6 5 2.3 14 2.5
History of psychiatric disorder
 Yes 28 8 15 7 43 7.6
 No 323 92 200 93 523 92.4
History of psychiatric disorder in family
 Yes 2 0.6 2 0.9 4 0.7
 No 349 99.4 213 99.1 562 99.3
Social Support
 Sufficient social support 168 47.9 109 50.7 277 48,9
 Poor social support 183 52.1 106 49.3 289 51.1
Psychiatric Treatment Recommendation
 Medication 207 59 152 70.7 359 63.4
 Medication + psychotherapy 85 24.2 30 14 115 20.3
 Psychotherapy 49 14 26 12.1 75 13.2
 Follow-up without medication 10 2.8 5 2.3 15 2.7
 Directing to the Alcohol Substance unit 2 0.9 2 0.4