Mental disorders and the desire for death in patients receiving palliative care for cancer
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    Are mental disorders still a significant factor in denying or granting requests for hastened death?
    Wilson and colleagues are to be commended for their excellent work in exploring mental illnesses and desire for death in patients receiving palliative care with malignancy. [1] The piece thoughtfully explores the prevalence of depression, anxiety and mood disorders and the association between these diagnoses and a standardized quantification of the patient's desire for death. In all, the authors found that 30.5% of participants e...
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