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Patrick Lustman, PhD

Current Position
Professor of Psychiatry

Education and Training
B.A.: University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, 1972
M.S: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1974
Ph.D: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1980
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1981

Major Awards
Distinguished Contribution to Behavioral Medicine and Psychology Award, American Diabetes Association, 2009
AHCPR Panel on Guidelines for Treatment of Depression in Primary Care, 1992
New Investigator Research Award, National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 1982-1985

Areas of Clinical Interest
Psychiatric disorder in adults with diabetes mellitus, depression, diabetes, metabolism


Areas of Research Interests
Diabetes Research: Psychoactive therapy of poor glucose regulation in adults with diabetes. Psychoactive therapy of affective disorders and anxiety states in diabetes. Relationship of psychiatric illness to adherence with medical and psychiatric treatment regimens. Relationship of adherence to diabetes control. Relationship of personality characteristics to glucose regulation in diabetes. Utilization of health care services following treatment-induced remission of psychiatric illness.

Gastrointestinal Disease Research: Antidepressant therapy of gastrointestinal syndromes in diabetes. Psychiatric illness as a predictor of response to steroid therapy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

More articles and abstracts at the National Library of Medicine

Key Publications
Scherrer JF, Garfield LD, Lustman PJ, Hauptman PJ, Chrusciel T, Zeringue A, Carney RM, Freedland KE, Bucholz KK, Owen R, Newcomer JW, True WR (2011 Apr). Antidepressant drug compliance: reduced risk of MI and mortality in depressed patients. Am J Med. 124(4): 318-24.  Full Article ->

Anderson RJ, Gott BM, Sayuk GS, Freedland KE, Lustman PJ (2010 Mar). Antidepressant pharmacotherapy in adults with type 2 diabetes: rates and predictors of initial response. Diabetes Care. 33(3): 485-9.  Full Article ->

Freedland KE, Skala JA, Carney RM, Rubin EH, Lustman PJ, D?vila-Rom?n VG, Steinmeyer BC, Hogue CW Jr (2009 Apr). Treatment of depression after coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 66(4): 387-96.  Full Article ->

Lustman PJ, Penckofer SM, Clouse RE (2008 Dec). Recent advances in understanding depression in adults with diabetes. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 10(6): 495-502.  Full Article ->

Williams MM, Clouse RE, Lustman PJ (2006). Treating depression to prevent diabetes and complications: Understanding depression as a medical risk factor. Clinical Diabetes 2006;24:79-86.

Lustman PJ, Clouse RE, Nix BD, Freedland KE, Rubin EH, McGill JB, Williams MM, Gelenberg AJ, Ciechanowski PS, Hirsch IB (2006 May). Sertraline for prevention of depression recurrence in diabetes mellitus: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 63(5): 521-9.  Full Article ->

Funded Research Projects
NIMH(PI):Improving Depression Treatment Outcomes with an Insulin-Sensitizing Agent
Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation(PI):Developing Novel Treatments and Target in Major Depressive Disorder