Depression in Diabetes

Clare J. Lee, M.D., MHS, Sherita Golden, M.D., M.H.S.
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  • Depression is a mental disorder, diagnosed using specific criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), characterized by depressed mood and/or loss of pleasure in most activities (anhedonia), along with the signs and symptoms described below.
  • Symptoms must be present for at least 2 weeks.

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Last updated: February 1, 2016