Depression in diabetes mellitus

With diabetes mellitus, depression can develop. They differ in a variety of clinical manifestations. From mild (anxiety- phobic ) with asthenia to severe (melancholic) depression.

In many diseases of the endocrine system, there is no strict correspondence between the type of metabolic disorder and various types of mental disorders. (M. Bleuler , 1954).

The prevalence of depression in diabetes mellitus is high, three times higher than this in the population and is 30%. Women with diabetes mellitus are more likely to suffer from depression than men. In affective disorders, this ratio is 2: 1. With a combination of diabetes and depression, the risk of death is doubled.

Frequent types of depression in diabetes mellitus are dysthymic and anxiety-hypochondriacal forms.

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