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[IP] Depression & Diabetes



Thanks so much Yerachmiel.  Any more information on
this topic would be most greatly appreciated.
Cheers 
Steve Lazarus

Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 10:50:36 -0500
From: Yerachmiel Altman
<email @ redacted>Subject: [none]
WCBS Radio on line..Report on Medicine for Tuesday,
December 28, 1999 
TALKING TO DIABETICS 
This is Lou Adler with Report on Medicine. Clinical
depression -- theworst 
form of depression -- is more frequent in diabetics
than in the general
population. So-called cognitive behavior treatment --
a kind of talktherapy 
- -- can be helpful. It's been found to help
medically-healthydepressives as 
well. But Psychologist Patrick Lustman says diabetics
must be dealtwith 
separately:
Ct #1 runs :18 "These patients tend to have really bad
things happen tothem. 
They lose their vision; they lose sexual function;
they have open soresthat 
don't heal; they encounter all kinds of problems that
result from their
diabetes, which may or may not make them less
responsive to this kindof talk 
therapy."Dr. Lustman says a ten-week course in
cognitive therapy with these
types of patients, resulted in an 85 percent durable
remission rate.: Ct #2 runs
:15 "And that's an exciting finding for us -- that
this is one of the first
studies that's shown that restoring your mental health
for patientswith 
medical illness will have a positive effect on your
medical illness --in this 
case, glycemic control."
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