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Depression and Brain Tumors

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Just yesterday I was talking to my fellow Beliefnet blogger David Kuo about the similarities between brain tumors and depression. I don’t have to worry about my growth turning malignant as much as he does, but we both agreed that having a lump in your head forces you to live in the moment, and appreciate small blessings much more than you would if you didn’t have to get an MRI every couple of months.
Our conversation made me recall my post about what cancer patients have taught me in terms of dealing with my depression. You can click here to read it.



  • Jake Williford

    I have just been diagnosed with a brain tumor. It is 3 centimeters in length and the location is in the back of the head. I have had some vision loss and have had depression for several years. Do you think my depression is linked to the brain tumor??

  • http://www.justcancer.org/facts-and-information-on-brain-cancer.html Brain Cancer facts

    Depression in patients with brain tumors can be caused by the tumor itself, by the treatments for the tumor, and/or by the stress of dealing with the illness. Diagnosing depression in a patient with a brain tumor can be difficult because some of the symptoms caused by the tumor and by the treatments are similar to the symptoms caused by depression. For example, symptoms like confusion, problems paying attention, or memory loss could be caused by the tumor, by the treatments, or by depression. Other examples can include problems with appetite, loss of energy, and changes in sleeping pattern.

  • Jehnavi

    Some people hesitate to ask for professional help with depression because they are embarrassed. Studies have shown that fewer than one in four patients with problems such as depression talk about them with the treatment team because they do not want to “bother” the nurses or physicians or because they are afraid of being seen as weak or unable to cope. Getting assistance from a health professional does not mean you or the person you love is crazy. Being upset during a major illness is normal. So is getting help for these problems.
    http://www.justcancer.org/facts-and-information-on-brain-cancer.html

  • http://www.cancery.com Types of Cancer

    Jake Williford, You have diagnosed with a brain tumor.This is very bad bcoz cancer is very worst disease…you should be consult immediate to specialist…If you need some information about brain cancer like symptoms of brain cancer, how prevent brain cancer and brain cancer treatment…then you go now http://www.cancery.com/brain-cancer-treatment.html

  • http://www.thehealthprotector.net Brain Tumor Headaches

    Almost every person in the world will be affected by a common headache at some point in their lives for one reason or another. So what happens when a headache isn’t just a headache? Sometimes certain illnesses and diseases can cause different symptoms in people as a way of letting them know that something isn’t quite right within the body. One condition in particular that is commonly associated with a headache is a brain tumor.
    Brain tumor headaches are quite different from the common headache in several ways although they do often resemble a migraine slightly.
    http://www.thehealthprotector.net/brain-tumor-headaches.html

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