Differences in cognitive schema between cancer patients and non-cancer participants: Depression and insomnia

Depression and insomnia are the psychological problems most frequently complained by cancer patients. Some studies report that cognitive schema could different by cause (serious disease such as cancer or not), even the same symptoms of depression and insomnia. The understanding of cognitive schema is a critical component for cognitive behavioral therapy, to provide more effective intervention for cancer patients experiencing depression and insomnia. Therefore, in this study, we compare cancer patients and non-cancer participants who experience similar levels of depression and insomnia to see if there are any differences in cognitive schema depending on whether they have cancer.