Depression in Older People with Diabetes

  • Akshya Vasudev
  • Alan J. Thomas


Another chronic illness frequently seen in the older population is depression. The estimates of the prevalence of this condition vary from 1% to 20% [1, 2], rates being much higher for those who are in hospital, those who need home help care and those in long term care. Depression, though, remains poorly diagnosed and subsequently treated and as a result there is a reduced onward referral to specialist services.


Depressive Symptom Glycemic Control Antidepressant Medication Cognitive Behavior Therapy Group Depressed Person 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akshya Vasudev
    • 1
  • Alan J. Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geriatric PsychiatryUniversity of Western Ontario and Lawson Research InstituteLondonCanada
  2. 2.Wolfson Research Centre, Institute for Ageing and HealthNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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