Emotional Suppression and Depressive Symptoms in Women Newly Diagnosed With Early Breast Cancer

Lingyan Li; Yanjie Yang; Jincai He; Jinyao Yi; Yuping Wang; Jinqiang Zhang; Xiongzhao Zhu


BMC Womens Health. 2015;15(91) 

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The findings of this study suggested that the majority of Chinese women newly diagnosed with early breast cancer had clinical or severe depressive symptoms, and that these patients presented a controlled emotion coping style. Our study lends further empirical evidence that emotional suppression is associated with the level of depressive symptoms in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Finally, anger suppression may play a unique role in predicting symptoms of depression in women with breast cancer.