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Depression, Insulin Regimen Linked to Poor Diabetes Control

Depressed diabetic patients who take three or more insulin shots per day are at much greater risk of being in poor metabolic control than are depressed patients who require no insulin or less insulin. While depression only affects diabetes control in some patients, those who require higher amounts of insulin should pay more strict attention to symptoms of depression.

Depression is Common Among People Who Are Primary Caregivers for Patients with Dementia

Family caregivers of patients with dementia are more likely to suffer from depression if care takes up more than 40 hours a week, if the patient is angry or aggressive, or if the caretaker has limited functioning.

How Do You Know if You Have Manic-Depression

Bipolar disorder or manic depression is manifested by highs and lows. When a patient like Nancy is on the manic side, there is a persistent feeling of euphoria or irritability associated with lack of need for sleep, excessive energy, agitation, fast and loud speech, increase in goal directed activities such as spending sprees and establishing businesses with no appropriate plan, and hypersexuality.