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Insulin resistance and depression

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7497.965-b (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:965

Authors' reply

  1. Markku Timonen, acting professor ([email protected]),
  2. Ulla Rajala, research fellow,
  3. Mauri Laakso, senior lecturer,
  4. Jari Jokelainen, biostatistician
  1. Department of Public Health Science and General Practice, University of Oulu, Box 5000, FIN-90014 Oulu, Finland
  2. Unit of General Practice, Oulu University Hospital, 90029 OYS, Finland

    EDITOR—The median Beck depression inventory score was 6 for both impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes, whereas a score of < 10 is considered the threshold for non-depression.1 We emphasise, however, that although people with type 2 diabetes have an increased prevalence of depression, most of them remain non-depressed. …

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