Diabetes mellitus is a disease that affects millions of people and their families worldwide, and is increasingly recognized to be a growing public health problem among industrialized nations. Diabetes has been associated with a variety of co-occurring conditions, including cardiovascular disease, elevated lipid serum levels, and more recently, a variety of psychiatric disorders. In addition to this, the disease has also been linked with the pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders. As a result, mental health professionals working in a variety of settings will increasingly encounter patients who have co-occurring psychiatric disorders and diabetes mellitus.
Table of Contents
1. Overview of diabetes mellitus. 2. Diabetes mellitus and schizophrenia. 3. Diabetes mellitus and depression. 4. Diabetes mellitus and cognitive impairment. 5. Diabetes mellitus and sexual dysfunction. 6. Diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain: an inevitable consequence of diabetes mellitus? 7. HIV-1 infection, diabetes mellitus, and psychiatric disorders. 8. Nutritional interventions for individuals with mental illness and diabetes mellitus. 9. Impact of exercise on psychiatric disorders and diabetes mellitus. 10. Psychopharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders in patients with diabetes mellitus: clinical considerations and options. 11. Treatment options for diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain. 12. Psychosocial therapies for psychiatric disorders and diabetes mellitus. 13. Collaborative care to improve treatment of co-occurring diabetes mellitus and psychiatric disorders.