Antidepressant use associated with increased type 2 diabetes risk
As if people on antidepressants don’t have enough to worry about…. The risk of developing diabetes was 3 times greater. This is no light contribution. While I would have many (if not most) psychotherapists down my throat for this one, this may be not only a physiological association, but also an “attitude” association as well.
Mainstream medicine, intentionally or not, promotes a “victim” mentality. The problem is not within, it’s without so take this med and you’ll be fine. There’s no more personal responsibility here then with obese people suing McDonald’s.
So you find many chronic diseases tracing together. This association between diabetes risk and antidepressant treatment would just be yet another in a long list of treatment for one chronic disease increasing the risk for another.
Great for the drug companies but not so much for the patients… Depression symptoms, antidepressant medication use, and risk of developing diabetes in Diabetes Prevention Program participants. American Diabetes Association 2006 Scientific Sessions; June 9-13, 2006; Washington, DC. Abstract 896-P.