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Insulin resistance and depression

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:965

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  1. Markku Timonen, acting professor (,
  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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