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Psychiatry

Psychiatry and Psycho-Oncology Programs

Fox Chase has an experienced, multidisciplinary team of psychologists, advanced practitioners, and psychiatrists to support patients, families, and caregivers through their cancer journey and complicated medical illnesses.

Cancer and medical illness can lead to a stressful experience from time of diagnosis through various treatment modalities, including chemotherapy/radiation/hormonal therapy and/or surgery, to survivorship. 

Patients and their caregivers may experience the following symptoms that may benefit from a psychiatric consultation:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depressed mood
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Cognitive changes
  • Decreased concentration

Treatment may include:

  • Individual, Family, Couples, Group Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Medication Evaluation and Management

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