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Findings in the Area of Erectile Dysfunction Reported from Princess Margaret Cancer Center (Decreasing suicide risk among patients with prostate cancer: Implications for depression, erectile dysfunction, and suicidal ideation screening)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -- A new study on Genital Diseases and Conditions - Erectile Dysfunction is now available. According to news reporting out of Toronto, Canada, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy among males, accounting for 19% of cancers, and the third most common cancer-related cause of death. Suicide rates in the United States have increased among males over the last decade."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Princess Margaret Cancer Center, "Further, suicide rates are higher in oncology patients, including patients with prostate cancer, compared to the general population. The objective of this article is to review the current literature and address the relationship between prostate cancer, depression, erectile dysfunction, and suicidal ideation. We reviewed the current literature pertaining to prostate cancer and depression, and prostate cancer and suicide. Furthermore, associations were made between erectile dysfunction and depression. Men with prostate cancer at increased risk for suicidal death are White, unmarried, elderly, and men with distant disease. Time since diagnosis is also an important factor, since men are at risk of suicide >15 years after diagnosis. Approximately 60% of men with prostate cancer experience mental health distress, with 10%-40% having clinically significant depression. Additionally, patients that received androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) are 23% more likely to develop depression compared to those without ADT. Longitudinal studies of prostate cancer patients suggest that erectile dysfunction after curative treatment may have a significant psychological effect leading to depression. Herein, a newly proposed screening algorithm suggests for an evaluation with the expanded prostate cancer index composite-clinical practice, patient health questionnaire-9, and an 8-question suicidal ideation questionnaire to assess for health-related quality of life, depression, and suicidal ideation. The burden of screening for erectile dysfunction, depression and suicidal ideation lies with the entire health care team, as there appears to be an association between these diagnoses, that is, compounded in patients with prostate cancer."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The screening algorithm should assist with guiding timely and appropriate psychiatric referral to optimize outcomes in these high-risk patients."

For more information on this research see: Decreasing suicide risk among patients with prostate cancer: Implications for depression, erectile dysfunction, and suicidal ideation screening. Urologic Oncology-Seminars and Original Investigations, 2018;36(2):60-66. Urologic Oncology-Seminars and Original Investigations can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, 360 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10010-1710, USA (see also Genital Diseases and Conditions - Erectile Dysfunction).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Z. Klaassen, Univ Hlth Network, Princess Margaret Canc Center, Div Urol, Toronto, ON, Canada. Additional authors for this research include K. Arora, S.N. Wilson, S.A. King, R. Madi, D.E. Neal, P. Kurdyak, G.S. Kulkarni, R.W. Lewis and M.K. Terris.

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Keywords for this news article include: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North and Central America, Male Genital Diseases and Conditions, Diagnostics and Screening, Erectile Dysfunction, Risk and Prevention, Health and Medicine, Prostatic Neoplasms, Prostate Cancer, Mental Health, Men's Health, Impotence, Oncology, Suicide, Princess Margaret Cancer Center.

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