Psycho-Endocrinology Specialty

Psycho endocrinology

Benefits of Working With a Psycho-Endocrinologist

Psycho-endocrinologists are behavioral health specialists with a unique understanding of endocrine disorders and the relationship between stress and endocrine function. We help reduce the risk or severity of diabetes by reducing stress, depression and anxiety and we help your patients better manage their condition. We can assist you in your treatment plan for hormonal imbalances, thyroid disease, Cushing’s Syndrome Addison’s Disease and more. We also support patients and their families as they manage distress, adjust to illness, and increase resiliency and adaptive coping strategies. We strive to be an integral part of the treatment team, working alongside our physician colleagues to provide holistic care, improve treatment outcomes, and enhance patients’ quality of life.

Psycho-Endocrinology Resources

The Link Between Stress and Diabetes - Blog

Sam was shocked when her doctor told her that her blood work showed she was pre-diabetic. Sam does everything right. She has a great diet, gets lots of exercise, and maintains an overall lifestyle healthier than most. But what her physician didn’t know, is that Sam has been under a great deal of stress.

The Association Between Diabetes and Depression - Peer-Reviewed

Bădescu SV, Tătaru C, Kobylinska L, Georgescu EL, Zahiu DM, Zăgrean AM, Zăgrean L. The association between Diabetes mellitus and Depression. J Med Life. 2016 Apr-Jun;9(2):120-5. PMID: 27453739; PMCID: PMC4863499.

Psycho-Endocrinology Patient Handout

Psycho-endocrinologists are behavioral health providers who are trained to support patients with chronic endocrine diagnoses. Research reveals 40-45% of all patients with diabetes experience anxiety or depression. View the entire handout below.

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