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Re: [IP] Re:biochemical lnk between illness and depression

email @ redacted wrote:
> Chris, you stated that there is research going on that indicates that there
> is a biochemical link between depression and Type 1&2 diabetes.  How about a
> link between depression and ANY long term or terminal illness. 

the stress and frustration of dealing with a long term chronic illness
can lead to major depression and there are studies to that effect.
however with DM there is increasing evidence that the biochemical
anomolies of the disease might also be the cause of depression. for
example see 

"Delineating the Relationship Between Stress, Depressive Symptoms, and
Glucose Intolerance" from "diabetes care" Author/s: Andrew Grandinetti
Issue: Sept, 2000:


chris parsons
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