• Users Online: 242
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home Current issue Ahead of print Search About us Editorial board Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-7

Insulin resistance and depression: Relationship and treatment implications


1 Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, NABH Accredited Hospital Based Autonomous Institute Under Government of Delhi, Delhi, India
2 Department of Psychiatry and Drug De-Addiction Centre, Lady Hardinge Medical College and SSK Hospital, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Vijender Singh
Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, NABH Accredited Hospital Based Autonomous Institute Under Government of Delhi, G.T. Road, Dilshad Garden, Delhi - 110 095
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jmhhb.jmhhb_55_19

Rights and Permissions

Insulin resistance has been associated with depressive symptoms and depressive syndrome. Studies have attempted to assess the relationship between metabolic syndrome and depression and more specifically insulin resistance and depression. Studies have also been carried out to assess the direction of this relationship. This brief review is purported to present and discuss the currently available literature evidence about relationship of insulin resistance with depression and the treatment implications of this relationship. The presence of insulin resistance in an individual is positively associated with increased depressive symptoms and the presence of depressive symptoms is found to be associated with insulin resistance. However, a causal relationship could not be established. Prospective study designs can help to enhance our knowledge in finding a causal relationship. Intervention studies that will further help in treatment decisions are required.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2620    
    Printed69    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded158    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal