Diabetes risk increased by antidepressant drugs

Fri, 10 Oct 2008
According to recent reports, using antidepressant drugs could significantly increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes . A study at the University of Alberta, Canada, which was published in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, confirmed that amongst those with a history of depression type 2 diabetes risk was higher.

Mixing two types of antidepressant medication together also caused a much greater risk of diabetes, researcher Lauren Brown found, Brown check through the records of 2,400 individuals with depression, and split them into four different groups.

Brown was reported as commenting: "Depression can be so debilitating. There's decreased motivation, weight gain; some people can barely get out of bed in the morning, so you obviously don't take care of yourself (physically) the way you would if you weren't depressed."

Depression has long been associated with diabetes and obesity .
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