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Major Depression Symptoms Associated with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Compared to Chronic Myeloid Leukemia By Aileen B. Cicekda...
Introduction <ul><li>The overall objectives of this study are to conclude the comparison between the symptoms of major dep...
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) <ul><li>Cancer of the myeloid line of white blood cells, characterized by the rapid prolifera...
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) <ul><li>Chronic leukemia characterized by increased and unregulated clonal production of pr...
Hypothesis <ul><li>The hypothesis to be examined is there is a higher prevalence of major depression in patients battling ...
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Major Depressive Symptoms Associated with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Conpared to Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

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Major Depressive Symptoms Associated with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Conpared to Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

  1. 1. Major Depression Symptoms Associated with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Compared to Chronic Myeloid Leukemia By Aileen B. Cicekdag Social and Behavioral Sciences April 30, 2007
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>The overall objectives of this study are to conclude the comparison between the symptoms of major depression in patients with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) and Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). Acute Myelogenous Leukemia is one of the rarest forms of leukemia and the prognosis of the disease is often grim. It is considered to be a uncommon variant of the type of childhood leukemia. Approximately AML accounts for only 1.2% of all leuemias in the United States. CML accounts for 20% of the leukemias in the United States. There is a limited amount of research regarding whether there is a direct link to the progression of major depression after the diagnosis of AML. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia often has a slower progression compared to AML </li></ul>
  3. 3. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) <ul><li>Cancer of the myeloid line of white blood cells, characterized by the rapid proliferation of abnormal cells which accumulate in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal cells. While AML is a relatively rare disease overall, accounting for approximately 1.2% of cancer deaths in the United States its incidence is expected to increase as the population ages. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) <ul><li>Chronic leukemia characterized by increased and unregulated clonal production of predominantly myeloid cells in the bone marrow. CML is a myeloproliferative disease associated with a characteristic chromosomal translocation called the Philadelphia chromosome. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hypothesis <ul><li>The hypothesis to be examined is there is a higher prevalence of major depression in patients battling Acute Myelogenous Leukemia compared to patients battling Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia . The systems associated with major depression include overwhelming sadness, changes in appetite, disturbed sleep patterns, psychomotor agitation, fatigue, loss of energy, intense feeling of guilt, nervousness, helplessness, hopelessness, worthlessness, loneliness, anxiety, trouble concentrating, reoccurring thoughts of death, suicidal ideation, self-loathing, decrease in self-esteem, and irritability. </li></ul>

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