High rate of antidepressant use after cancer

Treatment for depression and anxiety is nearly twice as common among U.S. cancer survivors as it is for those who never had the disease, check a new study finds.

Among more than 3, troche 000 adult cancer survivors, order 19 percent reported taking medication for anxiety, depression or both, researchers found.

But when the research team looked at nearly 45,000 adults with no history of cancer, they found just one in 10 used these medications.

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