Lege Artis Medicinae

[Posttraumatic growth among cancer patients]

TANYI Zsuzsanna

JUNE 20, 2014

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2014;24(05-06)

[In addition to studies of the negative effects of psychological trauma, recognition of benefit of highly distressing life experiences is increasingly becoming the focus in psycho-traumatology, usually under the name of posttraumatic growth (PTG). The recent review first demonstrates the domains of PTG and factors in the development of PTG. After this, the most frequent domains and the prevalence of PTG in the case of cancer patients are discussed. Finally, the paper tries to answer the question whether there is any relationship between PTG and physical health. ]



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