October 1979

Psychological Factors in Diabetes MellitusA Review of the Literature With Emphasis on Adolescence

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics (Dr Greydanus), University of Rochester (New York) Medical Center and the Department of Pediatrics (Dr Hofmann), New York University Medical Center.

Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(10):1061-1066. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130100085017

• In this thorough review of the literature of the past 100 years concerning psychological factors in diabetes mellitus, interpretation is channeled toward adolescence. In addition, emphasis is given to the major role that emotional components play in the development and maintenance of the brittle teenage diabetic. The integration of adolescent developmental issues into physician treatment plans is stressed.

(Am J Dis Child 133:1061-1066, 1979)