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Depression and Diabetes

Depression and Diabetes

Wayne Katon (Editor), Mario Maj (Editor), Norman Sartorius (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-68838-0

Aug 2010

192 pages

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In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the multiple interrelationships between depression and various physical diseases. The WPA is providing an update of currently available evidence on these interrelationships by the publication of three books, dealing with the comorbidity of depression with diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Depression is a frequent and serious comorbid condition in diabetes, which adversely affects quality of life and the long-term prognosis. Co-occurrent depression presents peculiar clinical challenges, making both conditions harder to manage.

Depression and Diabetes is the first book devoted to the interaction between these common disorders. World leaders in diabetes, depression and public health synthesize current evidence, including some previously unpublished data, in a concise, easy-to-read format. They provide an overview of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, medical costs, management, and public health and cultural implications of the comorbidity between depression and diabetes. The book describes how the negative consequences of depression in diabetes could be avoided, given that effective depression treatments for diabetic patients are available.

Its practical approach makes the book ideal for all those involved in the management of these patients: psychiatrists, psychologists, diabetologists, general practitioners, diabetes specialist nurses and mental health nurses.

List of Contributors.


1 The Epidemiology of Depression and Diabetes (Cathy E. Lloyd, Norbert Hermanns, Arie Nouwen, Frans Pouwer, Leigh Underwood and Kirsty Winkley).

2 Unraveling the Pathogenesis of the Depression–Diabetes Link (Khalida Ismail).

3 Medical Costs of Depression and Diabetes (Leonard E. Egede).

4 Treatment of Depression in Patients with Diabetes: Efficacy, Effectiveness and Maintenance Trials, and New Service Models (Wayne Katon and Christina van der Felz-Cornelis).

5 Diabetes and Depression: Management in Ordinary Clinical Conditions (Richard Hellman and Paul Ciechanowski).

6 Depression and Diabetes: Sociodemographic and Cultural Aspects and Public Health Implications (Juliana Chan, Hairong Nan and Rose Ting).



""Depression and Diabetes is an outstanding book that provides and impressive amount of information on a major worldwide health problem that requires concerted efforts by the global community of health providers, including health care policy makers. The book is highly recommended and is well worth the short time commitment needed to read it."" (Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2011)

""Particularly helpful to mental health clinicians is the attention to both diabetes and mental health issues ... It explores an area of medicine that is important to our patients, their families, and all of us as we strive to provide better evidence-based treatments throughout the world."" (Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 11 November 2011)

""Depression and Diabetes does a good job in laying out the various biopsychosocial pathways by which diabetes might lead to depression or vice versa . . . the chapters in this book that will be most appreciated by clinical health psychologists and other practitioners who care for patients with diabetes are those involving treatment, either just the treatment of comorbid depression or concurrent treatment of both condition."" (PsycCRITIQUES, 1 June 2011)

""The present miniseries, Depression and Diabetes, Depression and Heart Disease and Depression and Cancer is a unique initiative to make physical diseases visible in psychiatry and to support the treatment ... To this reviewer the books have two strengths: their thematic broadness and the practical approach. The chapters about how to act clinically are excellent, pragmatic and consequently written .... The idea behind the series is excellent and the books are marvellous. After having read them no one will doubt that psychiatry is a medical speciality (that psychiatrists must be physicians first, psychiatrists next, that psychiatry must be done by psychiatrists and psychiatry must be lead by psychiatrists.)"" (Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2011)

""Diabetes and Depression will appeal to anyone with an academic interest in the links between diabetes and depression"". (Diabetes Digest, 1 November 2010)