In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the multipleinterrelationships between depression and various physicaldiseases. The WPA is providing an update of currently availableevidence on these interrelationships by the publication of threebooks, dealing with the comorbidity of depression with diabetes,heart disease and cancer.
Depression is a frequent and serious comorbid condition indiabetes, which adversely affects quality of life and the long-termprognosis. Co-occurrent depression presents peculiar clinicalchallenges, making both conditions harder to manage.
Depression and Diabetes is the first book devoted to theinteraction between these common disorders. World leaders indiabetes, depression and public health synthesize current evidence,including some previously unpublished data, in a concise,easy-to-read format.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 andcultural implications of the comorbidity between depression anddiabetes. The book describes how the negative consequences ofdepression in diabetes could be avoided, given that effectivedepression treatments for diabetic patients are available.
Its practical approach makes the book ideal for all thoseinvolved in the management of these patients: psychiatrists,psychologists, diabetologists, general practitioners, diabetesspecialist nurses and mental health nurses.