Recent studies have suggested that certain psychiatric disorders occur with increased frequency among older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus for several reasons. For example, since 95% of the management of diabetes is conducted by the patient, a diagnosis of diabetes can lead to increased levels of anxiety, depressive symptoms, and lowered self-esteem; and some antipsychotic medications can induce or worsen type 2 diabetes. In this article, the authors review the evidence base linking diabetes and certain psychiatric disorders (ie, depression, dementia, schizophrenia), and provide a strategy for assessment and treatment of these co-occurring conditions.
|State||Published - Aug 1 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology