Treatment of Depression in Diabetes: an Update

Frank Petrak; Stephan Herpertz

Disclosures

Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2009;22(2):211-217. 

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Conclusion

Currently, we have good scientific evidence that well established treatments for depression are effective in treating depression in people with diabetes. But regarding the effectiveness of medical diabetes-related outcomes, the results are quite different. As of now, there has been no clear identification of any treatment for depression that exerts a superior beneficial effect on glycemic control This is an emerging field of research, and, in the next 3 years, at least 12 currently ongoing or unpublished RCTs will contribute to the evidence base for best practice and provide new information on that topic.

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