January 24th, 2012

Depression and Diabetes Combo: Why Treating Both is Better

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As if those suffering from diabetes don't already have their hands full, depression apparently goes hand in hand with the disease, but despite their tandem, new study finds that treating both at the same time showed more improvements than treating just one of them…But why does diabetes increase the risk of depression? According to Maria Collazo-Clavell, MD, of Mayo Clinic, the relationship between the two is not yet fully understood, but one thing is clear: the two goes hand in hand. Collazo-Clavell explained that the stress someone gets from managing diabetes can lead to depression, but not only that, the complications and health problems that those with diabetes face may also worsen the symptoms of depression.

International Business Times, by Lord Jorrel Polintan, 01/23/2012

Tags: depression, diabetes, Endocrinology / Diabetes, Maria Collazo-Clavell, Psychology and Psychiatry

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