Co-occurrence of diabetes and depression: conceptual considerations for an emerging global health challenge

Edwin B Fisher, Juliana C N Chan, Hairong Nan, Norman Sartorius, Brian Federick Oldenburg

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Collaboration among primary care and specialist clinicians as well as program and public health managers should reflect the commonalities among diabetes, depression, and other chronic mental and physical disorders. Interventions should include integrated clinical care and self-management programs along with population approaches to prevention and management. Self management and problem solving may provide a coherent framework for integrating the diverse tasks and objectives of those living with diabetes and depression or many other varieties of multi-morbidity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)s56 - s66
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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