British South Asians 5x more likely to be depressed after cancer diagnosis

A 9 month study of 279 British patients has shown that people of South Asian origin are more likely to suffer depression following cancer diagnosis.

South Asian patients reported twice as many depressive symptoms and five times the incidence of depression, compared to caucasian patients.

This could have important implications healthcare policy and the way patients are looked after, according to lead researcher Professor Paul Symonds.

Read more at University of Leicester