Management of Mental Illness in Patients with Diabetes

Donald M. Hilty, Robert M. McCarron, Hendry Ton

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Patients who have diabetes commonly have mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. These disorders may have multiple biologic underpinnings. Without treatment, care becomes complicated and outcomes are poor. Early diagnosis and biopsychosocial treatment that integrates medical and psychiatric interventions is highly desirable. Medications have a major role in treatment, although caution must be exercised because of potential side effects. Psychiatric consultation or management may be required for urgent or severe cases. An appreciation of culture, both ethnic and beyond, is a foundation for enhancing physician-patient relations and developing realistic expectations for treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)713-730
Number of pages18
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2007

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  • Medicine(all)


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