Patrick Lustman

Professor of Psychiatry

Education & Training


  • Fellowship: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1981
  • PhD: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1980
  • MS: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1974
  • BA: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 1972

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, 1983, 1984, 1985

Areas of Clinical Interest


Psychiatric disorder in adults with diabetes mellitus, depression, diabetes, metabolism

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.

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Key Publications


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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