Neuropsychological and Behavioral Aspects of Diabetes

  • Clarissa S. Holmes

Part of the Contributions to Psychology and Medicine book series (CONTRIBUTIONS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

  3. Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Richard S. Surwit, Suzanne L. Ross, Mark N. Feinglos
      Pages 184-197
    3. Rena R. Wing, Leonard H. Epstein, Marsha D. Marcus
      Pages 198-221
    4. Lawrence C. Perlmuter, Steven H. Goldfinger, Anne R. Shore, David M. Nathan
      Pages 222-238
    5. Edith S. Geringer
      Pages 239-272
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 273-283

About this book


Behavioral medicine has blossomed as an area of systematic investiga­ tion during the past 10-20 years. Throughout its steady growth, there have been increasing interest and specialization in the study of neuro­ psychological and behavioral aspects of diabetes. This book attempts to capture and report exciting new developments in the study of both insulin-dependent (Type I) and non-insulin-dependent (Type II) dia­ betes mellitus. Accordingly, it is divided into two major sections. Physiological aspects of each disease, which differ significantly in pathophysiology and course, are discussed in separate medical over­ views that introduce each major section. These overviews are written by Drs. Tsalikian and Zimmerman, leading medical researchers in insulin­ and non-insulin-dependent diabetes, respectively. Each section also contains chapters describing neuropsychological and cognitive disease correlates, psychosocial patterns of adjustment, and treatment adher­ ence issues. Psychological aspects of insulin-dependent diabetes have been studied more extensively than non-insulin-dependent diabetes, perhaps because it is more often associated with graver medical compli­ cations. Therefore, there is a larger body of research to review and the first section has been divided into chapters on cognitive disease se­ quelae in populations of children and adults, separately. In his chapter, Dr. Ryan discusses developmental factors related to the unique sensi­ tivity of the brain to metabolic derangement. Dr. Holmes reviews studies of adults with diabetes and the cognitive correlates of both acute and chronic blood glucose disruption. Developmental disease is­ sues are further covered in Dr.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Clarissa S. Holmes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, The University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsThe University of IowaIowa CityUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97075-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3290-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-195X
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