Psychological Disorders Related to Diabetes
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about psychological disorders often suffered by people with diabetes.

Course Publication Date: May 19, 2020

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:PDD121019
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Psychiatric & Mental Health

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Learning Objectives
  • Explain the relationship between diabetes and mental disorders common to people with diabetes, including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and adjustment disorders.

  • Identify subclinical psychological syndromes that might impair diabetes self-care.

  • Name four signs of an eating disorder in patients with diabetes.

  • Discuss three eating disorder diagnoses.

  • Describe atypical neuroleptics in the treatment of schizophrenia and the prevalence of diabetes.

  • Discuss sexual arousal disorder and causes of impotence in people with diabetes.

  • Name four symptoms of clinical anxiety disorder.

  • Describe criteria for adjustment disorder.

  • Discuss current counseling and psychotherapeutic treatments for the psychological problems that are common among people with diabetes.

  • Describe current pharmacologic treatments for the psychological problems that are common among people with diabetes.


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