Year: 2002 Source: American Behavioral Scientist, v.46, no.3, (November 2002), p.357-372 SIEC No: 20040043

This article reviews several of the most common psychological disorders that arise in the context of terminal illness, including depression, anxiety, delirium, & suicidal ideation. Issues related to assessment, measurement, & differential diagnosis are reviewed. Case vignettes are presented regarding differential diagnoses of depression, anxiety, & delirium in 3 end-stage cancer patients. (48 refs)