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Two key questions may reveal depression in cancer patients

from U.S. News & World Report

A simple two-question survey can accurately screen cancer patients for depression, according to a new study. The survey asks patients whether, in the last two weeks, they have experienced little interest or pleasure in doing things, or felt down, depressed, or hopeless. The patients are given a score based on their answers to the two questions. The screening test was assessed in a study that included 455 cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy at 37 centers in the U.S. more


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