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A 33-year-old male asked:

type 2 diabetiese has worsened my ocd n depression symptoms severely. what to do?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Type II Diabetes: is, w/a lot of hard work and lifestyle changes, reversible. Please see you doc for ways to do that or a nutritionist. Are you being treated by a mental health professional for OCD and depression? Please do more than take meds for these conditions. There are behavioral ways to cope w/them. Peace and good health.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Your big chance: All three of these will be helped by getting back into that fitness focused lifestyle you lived as a teenager. Vitamins and medicines may help, but what you DO may be what saves you. Be brave. To survive, act like a champion now.
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Depression&diabetes: People with Diabetes are up to 3x more likely to suffer from Depression. Make time to discuss each condition with your Dr / Nurse / Mental Health worker. Symptoms of depression include reduced motivation, and inability to make clear decisions which could affect the ability to make health choices with respect to managing diabetes. Both conditions can and do improve with support, and choosing well
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Psychotherapy?: In your question I hear a great deal of anxiety. I would suggest a psychiatric evaluation to determine what bothers you based on your symptoms, and also, more importantly, ask for a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help you. Do it today.

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