Psychosocial Factors and Diabetes Mellitus: Evidence-Based Treatment Guidelines

Author(s): Frank Petrak, Stephan Herpertz, Christian Albus, Axel Hirsch, Bernhard Kulzer, Johannes Kruse

Journal Name: Current Diabetes Reviews

Volume 1 , Issue 3 , 2005

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The aim of this project was to develop evidence-based guidelines regarding psychosocial aspects of diabetes mellitus in an effort to help the clinician bridge the gap between research and practice. Recommendations address the following topics: patient education, behavioural medicine, and psychiatric disorders of particular relevance to diabetes: depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and dependence on alcohol and nicotine. The present guidelines were developed through an interdisciplinary process of consensus according to the specifications of evidence-based medicine and are recognized by the German Diabetes Association and the German College for Psychosomatic Medicine as their official guidelines.

Keywords: diabetes mellitus, guidelines, psychosocial factors, mental disorders, patient education, behavioural medicine

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Year: 2005
Page: [255 - 270]
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.2174/157339905774574329
Price: $65

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