Comorbid Conditions

Comorbid medical conditions are the norm in older patients with depression. There appear to be complex bidirectional consequences of depression and comorbid vascular conditions on the pathogenesis, severity, and prognosis of both depression and the comorbidity. Comorbidities complicate the management of depression and vice versa. The relationship between depression and cardiovascular abnormalities, stroke, diabetes, and dementias in terms of prevalence, impact on prognosis, and effects on management strategies is discussed in the later section on management of depression in patients with comorbid illnesses.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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