MedicineWorld.Org
Your gateway to the world of medicine
Home
News
Cancer News
About Us
Cancer
Health Professionals
Patients and public
Contact Us
Disclaimer

Medicineworld.org: Women With Mental Disorders And Mammograms

Back to breast cancer blog Blogs list Cancer blog  


Subscribe To Breast Cancer Blog RSS Feed  RSS content feed What is RSS feed?

Women With Mental Disorders And Mammograms

Women With Mental Disorders And Mammograms
Women with mental disorders are less likely to have screening mammograms than women without mental illness, although.

the nature of the mental illness does play a role, as per a large study published by Indiana University School of Medicine and Richard Roudebush VA Health Services Center for Excellence scientists in the recent issue of Journal of General Internal Medicine. Previous to this study, little was known about whether the type or severity of mental illness influences receipt of preventive services such as mammograms.

"Eventhough women with mental disorders are less likely to receive mammography than women who do not have mental disorders, we observed that both the type and severity of mental illness does influence the receipt of mammograms. Women with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are significantly less likely to receive mammograms than women in the general population. However, women with mild depression do not differ markedly. But, as depression severity increases, so does the likelihood that women will not receive needed screening," said senior author Caroline Carney Doebbeling, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of psychiatry and medicine at the I.U. School of Medicine. She is also a Regenstrief Institute, Inc. research scientist and director of the IU.

Cancer Center's CompleteLife program.

Severity contributed to lower receipt of mammography among women with mood and anxiety disorders, however women with psychotic, alcohol, and substance abuse disorders had decreased odds for receipt of.

mammography regardless of severity, the authors reported.

A comparison of insurance claims data for 59,673 women with a mental illness diagnosis and 131,683 women without this type of diagnosis indicated that the presence, type, and severity of the mental illness significantly influenced receipt of mammography throughout a.

five-year period. All the women in the study were between the ages of.

40 and 64 and were privately insured.

Mammography has been shown to reduce death from breast cancer in women. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the American Cancer Society recommend that all women undergo mammography a minimum of every 1 to 2 years beginning at age 40 years and annual screening beginning at age 50 years. As per the Centers for Disease Control, in 2002, 75.9 percent of women 40 years and older had a mammography screening in the past two years.

"Women with severe mental illness or psychotic and substance abuse disorders should be targeted to ensure delivery of mammography," said Dr. Carney Doebbeling, who is both a psychiatry expert and an internist.


Posted by: Janet    Source




Did you know?
Women with mental disorders are less likely to have screening mammograms than women without mental illness, although. the nature of the mental illness does play a role, as per a large study published by Indiana University School of Medicine and Richard Roudebush VA Health Services Center for Excellence scientists in the recent issue of Journal of General Internal Medicine. Previous to this study, little was known about whether the type or severity of mental illness influences receipt of preventive services such as mammograms.

Medicineworld.org: Women With Mental Disorders And Mammograms

BREAST CANCER MAIN| Home| Breast cancer news| Common terms| Breast cancer treatment| Breast cancer treatment by stage| Mammogram and breast cancer screening| Surgical treatment of breast cancer| Chemotherapy of breast cancer| Chemo drugs used in breast cancer| Doxorubicin| Cyclophosphamide| Methotrexate| Hormonal therapy of breast cancer| Radiation therapy of breast cancer| Monoclonal therapy| High dose chemotherapy for breast cancer| Recurrent breast cancer| Bisphosphonates and breast cancer| Pregnancy and breast cancer| Risk factors for breast cancer| Risk details| My risk| Comprehensive breast cancer information| Breast cancer statistics| African Americans and breast cancer| Ashkenazi and breast cancer| Asians| Hispanic| Men| Native Americans| Older women and breast cancer| Younger women| Pregnant women and breast cancer| BRCA|

Copyright statement
The contents of this web page are protected. Legal action may follow for reproduction of materials without permission.