Depression is common in cancer, with up to half of all patients facing the disease experience depressive symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. When depression co-exists with cancer, patients may be at an increased risk of death from cancer and from suicide. Antidepressants are commonly prescribed, but the evidence on their efficacy is mixed.

This study takes a closer look at the effect antidepressants have and their interactions with other drugs in patients with cancer.

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