Depression & Diabetes Has No Relation:A Cross Sectional Study in Tertiary Care Hospital of Eastern India
Background: Diabetes and depression is a growing concern now a day. Both have bidirectional relation. But few studies showed no association between two. Here we tried to find out whether there is any association between two.
Method: 96 patients were recruited in the study. They were assessed by structured interview by trained psychiatrist and diagnosed by ICD 10 diagnostic criteria. Severity of disease was assessed by Beck depression inventory (BDI).
Blood sugar was assessed by Fasting and Postprandial blood sugar and glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c).
Result: The p value of FBS, PPBS and HbA1c was 0.91, 0.957, 0.957 respectively. It signifies that in our study the two diseases have no association. Most of the patients were female and male to female ratio was 1 : 2. Mean age of the patients were 40.9 ± 12.2 .30 patients were single which suggest that in our study depressive disorder were more common in married population. And most of the patients were unemployed about 54.167 percent people had no job.
Conclusion: In our cross sectional study we did not find any significant association between depression and diabetes.
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