Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston performed a randomized controlled trial to test cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adherence and depression in 87 adults with unipolar depression and uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. The researchers concluded that CBT has enduring and clinically meaningful benefits for diabetes self-management and glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes and depression. This is yet more evidence in support of the effectiveness of CBT in many areas of medicine and reminds us of their importance in clinical practice. (Safren SA, Gonzalez JS, Wexler DJ, et al. A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for adherence and depression (CBT-AD) in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2014;37:625-633)
A health psychologist can help with depression that occurs along with other health issues. Please call.