Screening, Evaluation & Management Of Depression In People With Diabetes In Primary Care

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Comorbid depression is common in patients treated for diabetes in primary care. Improved recognition and case management of comorbid depression may improve patient quality of life and self-care and reduce healthcare costs.
The authors recommended a combined screening approach using the World Health Organization (WHO)-5 Well-Being Index for depression and the Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID) questionnaire for diabetes distress. The authors also suggested that screening for comorbid depression should be conducted in the context of a structured disease management …

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