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Psychotherapy Casebook

Sometimes We Create Our Own Prisons

Dean Schuyler, MD

Published: April 16, 2009

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Ms. A, an 84-year-old white woman, twice widowed, and the motherof 5 adult children, was referred to me by her oncologist, who was concernedthat she might be depressed. Diagnosed with renal cancer metastaticto her bladder, Ms. A initially responded well to treatment. Her firsthusband had died rapidly of colon cancer.

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