By now it is common knowledge that depression in patients with diabetes is associated with higher rates of difficulty in managing diabetes and has an impact on long-term health outcomes and costs. Our founder, Dr Paul Ciechanowski, just returned from the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego. It was gratifying to hear [...]
In San Diego this week? If so, let us know know if you want to speak with Dr Ciechanowski at the event. We are proud to have his expertise as part of the newly released 10th edition of Kaplan & Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, which will be honored at the event. His chapter shares [...]
Diapression: An Integrated Model for Understanding the Experience of Individuals With Co-Occurring Diabetes and Depressionwpadmin
One in eight individuals with diabetes has major depression, and another one-fifth may have less severe but clinically significant depressive symptoms. Diabetes patients with comorbid depression can have worse self-care and treatment adherence, glycemic control, and increased morbidity and mortality. The symptoms of diabetes and depression often intertwine in what can be termed “diapression.” Approaching [...]
Samepage Presents Implementing Medical-Behavioral Integration at the Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvementwpadmin
Mi-CCSI hosted a conference for primary care practice teams to address population health strategies. Topics from Patient Centered Medical Homes to patient engagement were covered. Dr. Paul Ciechanowski's session on integrating medical and behavioral methods was especially well-received. Click here for the full presentation.
The healthcare system has always struggled to help patients with multiple chronic conditions, including depression. This is a large group that suffers terribly and tends to deteriorate despite traditional care management efforts. Failure to help these patients improve is a major contributor to caregiver burn-out, and costs associated with these sickest and saddest patients drives [...]