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Long Term Conditions



Tools to assist in detection of anxiety and depression


For patients



  • Diabetes UK Provides information and support to those with diabetes. There is a phone line, online communities and support groups available. There are also a number of events. There is an advocacy service and further information and links to apps which support diabetic control on their website.



  • Diabetes and depression: Why treating depression and maintaining positive mental health matters when you have diabetes. An educational booklet on the importance of managing your mental health to live better with diabetes. An International Awareness Packet from the World Federation for Mental Health (opens as a PDF).


For patients and professionals

  •  Dialogue on Diabetes and Depression: A global programme which gathers and assesses scientific evidence and clinical experience on diabetes and co-morbid depression. arch forum for discussion of diabetes and depression 




  • Diabetes from the BMJ Group provides resources and updated research articles from BMJ and the BMJ group specialist journals as well as online education. There are also links to diabetes related discussions on doc2doc the BMJ Group's online community.  



Cardiovascular disease

For clinicians:



For patients



For professionals


  • Primary Care Guidance: Treating depression in people with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) - RCGP Mental Health Forum leaflet (opens in a PDF file).


For patients



  • Managing Asthma in Adults. A booklet for patients and their carers. SIGN 2014 (opens as a PDF).


  • Asthma UK offers advice and support to those who have asthma and their families.





Older people

For clinicians


For patients




General advice on mental health and long term conditions

For patients:




Downloadable psychological tools for use in common mental health problems 






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