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Title: The Treatment of Comorbid Anxiety in a Male With Poorly Controlled Diabetes in a Very Remote Primary Health Care Service
Contributor(s): Caldwell, Julia M (author); Patterson-Kane, Lisa (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1177/1534650113507992
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Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 520304 Health psychology
520303 Counselling psychology
520302 Clinical psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920504 Mens Health
920506 Rural Health
920209 Mental Health Services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200504 Men's health
200508 Rural and remote area health
200305 Mental health services
Abstract: Rural Australians are shown to have poorer health and mental-health outcomes compared with their metropolitan counterparts, particularly for diabetes. Individuals with diabetes often meet criteria for comorbid mental-health conditions, such as anxiety and depression. Psychological treatment, as an adjunct to medical care, for individuals with diabetes is shown to improve overall health and wellbeing. This article describes a 38-year-old male who was referred to a very remote primary health care service by his diabetes educator for strategies to reduce work-related stress and improve his diabetes mismanagement. Mindfulness-based cognitive behavior therapy techniques were used, over six sessions, in the context of a rural and very remote community. Pre- and post-intervention measures showed a reduction in anxiety, distress, and improvement in his perception of his quality of life. Clinical implications for psychological treatment of diabetes and comorbid mental-health issues in rural and remote communities are discussed.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Clinical Case Studies, 13(3), p. 250-264
Publisher: Sage Publications Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1534-6501
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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