Disease-focused or integrated treatment: diabetes and depression

Med Clin North Am. 2006 Jul;90(4):627-46. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2006.04.001.


This article reviewed the literature on the adverse health outcomes of the coexistence of diabetes and depression, the challenges of treating coexisting diabetes and depression in a fragmented health care system, and the need for integrated care as a strategy to improve the quality of care for patients who have complex medical illnesses (eg, patients who have coexisting diabetes and depression).

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Comorbidity
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated*
  • Depression / physiopathology
  • Depression / therapy*
  • Diabetes Complications / physiopathology
  • Diabetes Complications / psychology*
  • Diabetes Complications / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Management
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care*
  • Quality of Life
  • Risk Assessment
  • Self Care / psychology