The comorbidity of diabetes mellitus and depression.

  title={The comorbidity of diabetes mellitus and depression.},
  author={Wayne J. Katon},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={121 11 Suppl 2},
Several factors, including sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and an aging population, contribute to epidemic rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Depression frequently occurs comorbidly with diabetes although it is unrecognized and untreated in approximately two thirds of patients with both conditions. The course of depression in patients with both diabetes and depression is chronic and severe. Up to 80% of patients with diabetes and depression will experience a relapse of depressive symptoms over a… CONTINUE READING