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Review Diabetes, Depression and Doctor-Patient Relationship.
Hong seock Lee, Joong seo Lee, Heung pyo Lee, Chul eun Jeon
Diabetes & Metabolism Journal 2009;33(3):178-182
Published online: June 1, 2009
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1Department of Psychiatry, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Art Therapy, Daegu Cyber University, Daegu, Korea.
3Department of Psychology, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.

Although diabetes mellitus (DM) is treatable, it is still not curable. Its chronicity is associated with a high prevalence of psychiatric disorders, especially depression in type 2 DM and learned helplessness in type 1 DM. In turn, this depression and helplessness may affect a patient's adherence to medical appointments, compliance to treatment, and effective doctor-patient relationships, which are vital to promising outcomes. This study reviews the existing literature regarding the interactional relationships between depression, DM and the doctor/patient relationship, and also suggests certain aspects of the doctor/patient relationship which can contribute to more successful treatment outcomes.

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    Diabetes, Depression and Doctor-Patient Relationship.
    Korean Diabetes J. 2009;33(3):178-182.   Published online June 1, 2009
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