A Complex Case of Endocrine Disorder: Diabetes Associated with Depression

  • Nisha Nigil HaroonEmail author
  • Najala Orrell
  • Kuppuswami Shivakumar
  • Shabbir Amanullah


Mood disorders and endocrine dysfunction are intimately connected where diabetes and its association with depression represent a not uncommon manifestation. Here, we present a complex case in which these two disorders are linked, sharing a common biological pathway. Examining risk factors, neurochemical and neuroanatomical changes, as well as the relevant treatment options, we explore the case and draw conclusions with respect to the link between type 2 diabetes and depression.


Diabetes Depression Psychological treatment Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nisha Nigil Haroon
    • 1
    Email author
  • Najala Orrell
    • 3
  • Kuppuswami Shivakumar
    • 4
  • Shabbir Amanullah
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineNorthern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)SudburyCanada
  2. 2.Medical student, Schoool of MedicineRoyal College of Surgeons in IrelandDublinIreland
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryNorthern Ontario School of Medicine Psychiatry DepartmentSudburyCanada
  4. 4.University of Western OntarioWoodstock General Hospital University of Western OntarioWoodstockCanada

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