Depression Journal of Nursing

Distress and Depression Among Bone and Marrow Transplant Patients

Distress and Depression Among Bone and Marrow Transplant Patients

Tags: BMT cancer patients chemotherapy depression distress patient care stress therapy treatment

Bone and Marrow Transplant (BMT) is a five step treatment process: screening, collecting, conditioning, infusion, and engraftment. Bone and marrow transplant treatment is very aggressive that creates significant physical, social, psychological, and emotional stress. During the treatment process, many BMT recipients experience and display a wide array of psychosocial disorders including distress, anxiety, and depression. The way an individual experiences and copes with the distress, anxiety, and depression contributes to the physiological, psychological, and psychosocial outcomes of BMT treatment.

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