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Kovacs, M., et al. (1990) Psychological functioning among mothers of children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus: A longitudinal study. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 58, 189-195. doi:10.1037/0022-006X.58.2.189

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  • TITLE: Mental health of adolescents with type I diabetes: A case report

    AUTHORS: Efterpi Marini, George Giannakopoulos, Stella Charitaki, Maria Belivanaki, Varvara Salavou, Magda Liakopoulou, Gerasimos Kolaitis

    KEYWORDS: Diabetes Mellitus Type 1; Adolescence; Depression

    JOURNAL NAME: Health, Vol.5 No.8, August 6, 2013

    ABSTRACT: Type I Diabetes Mellitus (DM I) is the third most common chronic childhood disease and can cause both short-term and long-term complications, as well as acute life-threatening events. The announcement of the DM I diagnosis in childhood or adolescence constitutes a major psychosocial stressor for the child and his family. Diabetes in general complicates the parent-child relationship and increases adolescents’ negative thoughts about themselves and depressive mood. The majority of patients experience depressive and/or anxiety symptoms at the time of diagnosis, which generally resolve within six to nine months. Poor adjustment in this initial phase places adolescents at risk for later psychosocial difficulties. On a long-term basis, individuals with DM I may exhibit significant psychiatric and behavioral problems including depression, anxiety and anger. We here reported the case of a 13-year-old boy, suffering from DM I for 3 years, who developed poor metabolic control, depressive symptoms and life-threatening behavior in the past 6 months and was hospitalized at an inpatient psychiatric unit. The complex biopsychosocial needs of adolescents with Type I Diabetes Mellitus should be recognized and addressed through tailored interventions by medical and mental health professionals.