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Long-term antidepressant use and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a population-based, nested case-control study in Taiwan.

​Long term users of antidepressants may have a high propensity to develop type 2 diabetes.

This research work was carried out to study the connection between the use of antidepressants and the probability of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers followed and evaluated more than 100,000 Taiwanese subjects with regards to their antidepressant usage and type 2 diabetes risk.

Researchers found out that individuals who took antidepressants for a long time were more prone to develop type 2 diabetes than non-users of these medications.Data from this study show that long term use of antidepressants can facilitate the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Research Summary Information

  • 2014
  • Wu CS, Gau SS, Lai MS.
  • Department of Psychiatry, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City; Graduate Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health; and Department of Psychiatry, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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