Depression in advanced cancer – the orphan symptom?


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Mari Lloyd-Williams1
1University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK


This session will include an overview of the assessment and management (both pharmacological and non pharmacological) of depression in advanced metastatic disease. The session will be aimed at a multidisciplinary audience including patient and carer participants. Topics covered will be assessment, management, international classifications, spiritual distress and psychological distress and a vision for the future, including an overview of what can be learnt from mental health and primary care.