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Description - Depression and Diabetes by Wayne Katon

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the multipleinterrelationships between depression and various physicaldiseases. The WPA is providing an update of currently availableevidence on these interrelationships by the publication of threebooks, dealing with the comorbidity of depression with diabetes,heart disease and cancer. Depression is a frequent and serious comorbid condition indiabetes, which adversely affects quality of life and the long-termprognosis. Co-occurrent depression presents peculiar clinicalchallenges, making both conditions harder to manage. Depression and Diabetes is the first book devoted to theinteraction between these common disorders. World leaders indiabetes, depression and public health synthesize current evidence,including some previously unpublished data, in a concise,easy-to-read format. They provide an overview of the epidemiology,pathogenesis, medical costs, management, and public health andcultural implications of the comorbidity between depression anddiabetes. The book describes how the negative consequences ofdepression in diabetes could be avoided, given that effectivedepression treatments for diabetic patients are available. Its practical approach makes the book ideal for all thoseinvolved in the management of these patients: psychiatrists,psychologists, diabetologists, general practitioners, diabetesspecialist nurses and mental health nurses.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470688380
ISBN-10: 0470688386
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Wayne Katon

Wayne Katon, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Director of theDivision of Health Services and Epidemiology, and Vice Chair of theDepartment of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Universityof Washington Medical School. He is Director of a NIMH-fundedNational Research Service Award Primary Care-Psychiatry Fellowshipthat has successfully trained psychiatrists and primary carephysicians for academic leadership positions. Dr. Katon isinternationally renowned for his research on the prevalence ofanxiety and depressive disorders in primary care, the relationshipof psychiatric disorders to medically unexplained symptoms such asheadache and fatigue, and the impact of depression and anxiety onpatients with chronic medical illness. In recent years, hisresearch has focused on developing innovative models of integratingmental health professionals and other allied health personnel intoprimary care to improve the care of patients with major depressionand panic disorder. Dr. Katon has been awarded the American for Excellence in Teachingin Primary Care numerous times. He also has been awarded theAcademy of Psychosomatic Medicine Research Award (1993) and theAmerican Psychiatric Association Senior Scholar Health ServicesResearch Award (1999) and the Depression and Bipolar SupportAlliance Gerald L. Klerman Senior Investigator Award (2003). He isEditor-in-Chief of General Hospital Psychiatry and ishonored by being one of the Web of Science Highly CitedAuthors. Dr. Katon has written over 400 peer-reviewed journal articles andchapters, as well as Panic Disorder in the Medical Setting,a book for primary care physicians. In addition, Dr. Katon and hisresearch team have written a self-help book for depressed patientstitled Depression: Self-Care Companion for Better Living. Mario Maj is Professor of Psychiatry and Chairman at theUniversity of Naples, Italy. He is President of the WorldPsychiatric Association and former President of the EuropeanPsychiatric Association. He is the Italian psychiatrist with thehighest number of citations in indexed journals in the period1981-2008. Norman Sartorius served as Director of the Divisionof Mental Health of the World Health Organization (WHO) and was theprincipal investigator of several major international studies onschizophrenia, on depression and on health service delivery. He haspublished more than 330 articles in scientific journals, authoredor co-authored several books and edited a number of others. He was the President of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) andPresident of the Association of European Psychiatrists (AEP).Currently he is the President of the Association for theImprovement of Mental Health Programmes and holds professorialappointments at the Universities of London, Prague and Zagreb andat several other universities in the USA and China. Professor Sartorius is a corresponding member of the CroatianAcademy of Arts and Sciences and of the Spanish Royal Academy ofMedicine, member of the Medical Academies of Croatia, Peru andMexico. He has honorary doctorates from the Universities of Umea,Prague and Bath and is an Honorary Fellow or honorary member ofnumerous psychiatric associations. He is also the editor of threejournals and a member of the editorial board of many more.