Treating the patient who is disfigured by head and neck cancer

Elisabeth J. Shakin Kunkel, Carla Rodgers, Howard L. Field, Deborah A. Snyderman, Celia Woods, Ruth P. Zager, Matthew Walker

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A 46-year-old man with laryngeal carcinoma was admitted to the medical service for lethargy. The medical team requested a psychiatric consultation to assist with the patient's depression, substance abuse, and noncompliance. The case is presented and discussed with reference to the issues of depression, disfigurement, dysfunction, and substance abuse in the patient with head and neck cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)444-450
Number of pages7
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1995


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Shakin Kunkel, E. J., Rodgers, C., Field, H. L., Snyderman, D. A., Woods, C., Zager, R. P., & Walker, M. (1995). Treating the patient who is disfigured by head and neck cancer. General Hospital Psychiatry, 17(6), 444-450.