CALENDAR of EVENTS
Members of the Dialogue on Diabetes and Depression will be speaking on issues related to this topic at:
June 10-14, 2016
American Diabetes Association (ADA) Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
September 12-16, 2016
European Association of Studies in Diabetes (EASD) Annual Congress
October 17-19, 2016
World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) International Congres
October 27-30, 2016
International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Western Pacific Conference
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
November 4-6, 2016
Pacific Rim College of Psychiatry
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
November 30-December 4, 2016
World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP) World Congress
New Delhi, India
May 20-24, 2017
American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Congress
San Diego, California, USA
Nearly a third of persons with diabetes suffer from clinically relevant depressive disorders.(Anderson and Freedland, 2001).
Persons with depressive disorders are twice as likely as the rest of the population to also suffer from diabetes.(Bjorntorp, 2001).
People with diabetes often experience negative emotions, sadness or anxiety about their illness and the impact it has on their lives. In a sense, this is absolutely normal. The demands and concerns that accompany diabetes makes these kinds of emotions understandable.
The Dialogue on Diabetes and Depression is dedicated to increasing understanding of the ways that emotions, anxiety, sadness and particularly depression enter into the lives of those with diabetes. It is also interested in promoting ways to help.
Bringing together leaders in research, care for those with diabetes, and organizations concerned with diabetes and mental health, the Dialogue helps raise awareness of these issues, encourages research to understand the interplay of diabetes and depression, and promotes improvements in health care to help individuals both manage their diabetes and live full and satisfying lives.
You can find a downloadable .pdf copy of the booklet here: Diabetes and Depression: Why treating depression and maintaining positive mental health matters when you have diabetes.
Download the booklet.