Mental Health Issues of Diabetes Foundation

MHID Viewpoint Published in JAMA

The Mental Health Comorbidities of Diabetes

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1888681

Congratulations to the Authors of,  “The Mental Health Comorbidities of Diabetes

Lee Ducat – The Mental Health Issues of Diabetes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD -University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Barbara J. Anderson, PhD -Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas


The MHID submission published in JAMA, “The Mental Health Comorbidities of Diabetes” was a direct result of MHID’s first conference held in Philadelphia in October of 2013.  Professionals working in diverse  specialties of mental health, diabetes as well as many other disciplines, attended the conference.   MHID  would like to congratulate all our colleagues for dedicating there efforts and hard work.

JAMA. 2014;312(7):691-692. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.8040.

 

Lee Ducat – The Mental Health Issues of Diabetes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD -University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Barbara J. Anderson, PhD -Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Forward:

Individuals living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, and eating disorder diagnoses. Mental health comorbidities of diabetes compromise adherence to treatment and thus increase the risk for serious short- and long-term complications, which can result in blindness, amputations, stroke, cognitive decline, decreased quality of life, and premature death. When mental health comorbidities of diabetes are not diagnosed and treated, the financial cost to society and health care systems is substantial, as are the morbidity and health consequences for patients. In this Viewpoint, we summarize the prevalence and consequences of mental health problems for patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and suggest strategies for identifying and treating patients with diabetes and mental health comorbidities.

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