…according to a new viewpoint published online July 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association… rates of major depressive disorder, which affects 6.7% of adults in the United States, are 2 times greater among individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes across a lifespan. And depression is higher among youth with type 1 diabetes, compared with those without the disease…it’s clear that the relationship is bidirectional… “Having depression raises your risk for onset of diabetes, just as having diabetes raises your risk for onset of depression,”… panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are also common among those with diabetes…eating disorders are also more common in diabetics…While most physicians recognize the challenges patients face in the self-management of diabetes, many fail to recognize the extent of the psychological toll those challenges can take, preventing them from taking action.
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