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NMU students analyzed the impact of diabetes on mental health

November 22 to the World Diabetes Day by the Department of General and Medical Psychology and joint efforts with the trade committee of the National Medical University named after O.O. Bogomolets, Student Scientific Society named after O.O. Kiselya, as part of the project “Diabetes as a way of life”, an online lecture covering psychological issues related to diabetes was held.

The lecture was conducted by Inga Rozhkova, Doctor of Public Administration, Professor of the Department of General and Medical Psychology. She emphasized that diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects the physical, social and mental, including psychological well-being of people living with it.

The disease can be accompanied by various disorders in the mental sphere, the prevalence of which is 71-92.7%. Stress has an important influence on the development of diabetes in various ways through behavioral and physiological mechanisms. That is why today, in a situation of constant stress, it is so important to take care of your physical and mental health.

It was also noted at the lecture that psychosocial problems, which are most common in patients with diabetes, often lead to a serious negative impact on the patient’s well-being and social life. Addressing such psychosocial aspects, including cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social factors in treatment interventions, will help overcome psychological barriers.

The event also featured presentations by Margarita Vlasyk, 3rd-year students of the Faculty of Medicine No. 3, about the impact of stress on the development of diabetes; and medical faculty No. 1 by Iryna Prystupa and Zlata Zhulkovska on the topic of psychological aspects of the emotional sphere of patients with diabetes.

The lecture had an interactive format and aroused considerable interest. Each participant had the opportunity to ask questions to the lecturer and other speakers, which demonstrated the great interest of the students in the proposed topic.

Department of general and medical psychology