The interface of child mental health and juvenile diabetes mellitus.
Maine Behavioral Health
Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America
Adolescent, Anti-Anxiety Agents, Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic, Child, Cognition Disorders, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, Family Health, Humans, Mental Disorders, Neuropsychological Tests, Severity of Illness Index
Diabetes mellitus is a common childhood illness, and its management is often complicated by mental health challenges. Psychiatric comorbidities are common, including anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. The illness can profoundly affect the developing brain and family functioning and have lifelong consequences. The child mental health provider can provide valuable assistance to support the child and family and assessment and treatment of comorbid mental health problems and to promote positive family functioning and normal developmental progress.
Fritsch, Sandra L; Overton, Mark W; and Robbins, Douglas R, "The interface of child mental health and juvenile diabetes mellitus." (2010). Maine Medical Center. 1285.