The association of lifetime psychiatric illness and increased retinopathy in patients with type I diabetes mellitus

S. Tziporah Cohen, Garry Welch, Alan M. Jacobson, Mary de Groot, Jacqueline Samson

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Abstract

Forty-nine patients with Type I diabetes mellitus were assessed to examine the relationship between lifetime prevalence of psychiatric illness and retinopathy severity. The subjects with a history of psychiatric illness had significantly worse retinopathy than the subjects without psychiatric illness. Eighty-nine percent of the subjects with severe nonproliferative retinopathy or proliferative retinopathy had a history of psychiatric illness, predominantly affective illness. In addition, the subjects with a history of psychiatric illness had significantly higher current glycohemoglobin levels than those with no psychiatric history. This study's findings suggest that psychiatric illness may be a risk factor for development of retinopathy in Type I diabetic patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-108
Number of pages11
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume38
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes

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The association of lifetime psychiatric illness and increased retinopathy in patients with type I diabetes mellitus. / Cohen, S. Tziporah; Welch, Garry; Jacobson, Alan M.; de Groot, Mary; Samson, Jacqueline.

In: Psychosomatics, Vol. 38, No. 2, 03.1997, p. 98-108.

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Cohen, S. Tziporah ; Welch, Garry ; Jacobson, Alan M. ; de Groot, Mary ; Samson, Jacqueline. / The association of lifetime psychiatric illness and increased retinopathy in patients with type I diabetes mellitus. In: Psychosomatics. 1997 ; Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 98-108.
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