Associations between DSM-IV mental disorders and subsequent self-reported diagnosis of cancer

Giovanni De Girolamo, Siobhan O'Neill, Jose Posada-Villa, Maria Elena Medina-Mora, Ali Obaid Al-Hamzawi, Marina Piazza, Hisateru Tachimori, Chiyi Hu, Carmen Lim, Ronny Bruffaerts, Jean-Pierre Lépine, Herbert Matschinger, Peter De Jonge, Jordi Alonso, Jose Miguel Caldas-De-Almeida, Silvia Florescu, Andrzej Kiejna, Daphna Levinson, Ronald C. Kessler, Kate M. Scott

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The associations between mental disorders and cancer remain unclear. It is also unknown whether any associations vary according to life stage or gender. This paper examines these research questions using data from the World Mental Health Survey Initiative.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Research
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age of Onset
  • Aged
  • Cancer
  • Comorbidity
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Female
  • Global Health
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mental Health
  • Mental disorder
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms
  • Psychiatry
  • Self Report


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