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February 1995

Critical Review of Psychosocial Interventions in Cancer Care

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1995;52(2):100-113. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1995.03950140018003

T need for a large variety of psychosocial interventions is enhanced as increasing numbers of patients with cancer have longer survival. This article reviews the four interventions used most commonly: (1) education, (2) behavioral training, (3) individual psychotherapy, and (4) group interventions. It examines the outcomes of each type of intervention. This comprehensive review of the intervention literature reveals the availability of a wide range of options for patients with cancer and their potential psychological and physical health benefits.