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Depression

30 September 2010

Antidepressants tied to diabetes

People who use antidepressants for the long term may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than non-users, including other individuals with severe depression, research shows.

People who use antidepressants for the long term may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than non-users, including other individuals with severe depression, two new studies suggest.

It's possible that antidepressant users have other characteristics that raise their odds of developing diabetes, according to Dr Mika Kivimaki of the University College London in the UK, the lead researcher on one of the studies.

 

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