EDID

The European Depression in Diabetes (EDID) Research Consortium will identify and implement research activities required to explore and resolve issues in the assessment, treatment and management of depression in diabetes, to help optimise clinical outcomes for patients and quality of life. The EDID Research Consortium programme will seek to bring about consensus on important topics amongst leading psychologists, diabetologists, and others associated with the treatment of diabetes patients.

The EDID Research Consortium comprises multidisciplinary groups of European scientists who,

under the auspices of the Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes (PSAD) Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), have joined forces to enhance understanding and knowledge of one of the most prevalent and costly mental health problems associated with diabetes, namely clinical depression. The aims of the Research Consortium are:

  • To identify and implement research activities required to explore and resolve issues in the assessment, treatment and management of depression in diabetes, to help optimise clinical outcomes for patients.
  • To bring about consensus on important topics amongst leading psychologists, diabetologists, and others associated with the treatment of diabetes patients.
  • To provide a platform for an exchange of findings and theoretical approaches.

The European collaborative research framework provides an unique opportunity to examine how clinical issues related to the prevention, screening, assessment and treatment of depression differ across European countries/regions and health care settings. While common research questions will be examined in collaborative research projects, each participating group may also address specific independent research questions. To that effect, the EDID Research Consortium has agreed to:

  • To include a common set of agreed measures in all EDID research allowing comparison between studies.
  • To subject all relevant research activities to quality control procedures.
  • To make EDID research data available for a central EDID data bank allowing group publications EDID research groups are currently active in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia and Denmark.

The EDID Reseach Consortium’s network is supported by a grant from Novo Nordisk.