Diabetes, dementia, depression, distress

Szabolcs Szatmári, Károly Orbán-Kis, István Mihály, Alpár Sándor Lázár

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Abstract

The number of people living with diabetes continues to rise. Therefore neurologists or other health care practitioners may be increasingly faced with comorbid neuropsychiatric disorders commonly presented by diabetic patients. More recently there has been an increasing research interest not only in the interactions between diabetes and the nervous system, the fine structure and functional changes of the brain, but also in the cognitive aspects of antidiabetic treatments. Patients with both types of diabetes mellitus may show signs of cognitive decline, and depression. Comorbid insomnia, anxiety, and distress may also occur. The bi-directional relationships between all these phenomena as well as their connection with diabetes can lead to further health and quality of life deterioration. Therefore it is important that all practitioners involved in the care of diabetic patients recognize the presence of comorbid neuropsychiatric disturbances early on during the healthcare process. Identifying higher risk patients and early screening could improve the prognosis of diabetes and may prevent complications.

Translated title of the contributionDiabetes, dementia, depression, distress
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)293-299
Number of pages7
JournalIdeggyogyaszati Szemle
Volume70
Issue number9-10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Distress
  • Sleep-wake rhythm

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