The role of the psychologist in diabetes care
Skinner, T.C. (2004) The role of the psychologist in diabetes care. Modern Diabetes Managemen, 4, (3), 11-13.
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The prevalence of psychological disorders in people with diabetes broadly mirrors that in the general
population. However, problems such as depression and eating disorders are often more difficult to treat
and have more damaging medical consequences for those with diabetes. A psychological service can
provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients with diabetes who present with indications of a
psychological disorder. It can also offer support to patients learning to cope with diabetes, provide
training for members of the diabetes team, and contribute to diabetes research programmes. Clinical
psychologists, psychiatrists, health psychologists and counsellors/therapists can all be involved in the
management of diabetes. However, provision of psychological referral services in UK diabetes centres
remains rare. Diabetes care teams can make a significant impact through liaison with local mental health
services and the development of simple screening methods to identify patients who may be affected by
depression or an eating disorder.
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology
|Date Deposited:||30 Jul 2008|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 13:29|
|Contributors:||Skinner, T.C. (Author)
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