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How does diabetic treat depression?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No differently
Diabetics get depression.
It is one of the chronic disease management screenings primary care physicians look for in their care just as we do foot exams, eye exams etc. Thre are many medicaitons used to treat depression and if one has neuropathy, one antidepressant is particular help with both. If you have dm and depression, discuss with your pcp, endocrinologist, mental health provider.

In brief: No differently
Diabetics get depression.
It is one of the chronic disease management screenings primary care physicians look for in their care just as we do foot exams, eye exams etc. Thre are many medicaitons used to treat depression and if one has neuropathy, one antidepressant is particular help with both. If you have dm and depression, discuss with your pcp, endocrinologist, mental health provider.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depression
You should ask your dr. Which antidepressants do not cause wt gain, which can make diabetes worse.
The medication bupropion is an antidepressant not associated with wt gain. The brand name is wellbutrin.

In brief: Depression
You should ask your dr. Which antidepressants do not cause wt gain, which can make diabetes worse.
The medication bupropion is an antidepressant not associated with wt gain. The brand name is wellbutrin.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy can treat depression and has been shown to improve compliance with a diabetic regimen.
Untreated depression can lead to weight gain, which is not good for a depressed patient. See a therapist.

In brief: Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy can treat depression and has been shown to improve compliance with a diabetic regimen.
Untreated depression can lead to weight gain, which is not good for a depressed patient. See a therapist.
Dr. William Drescher
Dr. William Drescher
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