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CORRESPONDENCE
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 133  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 556

Authors' response


1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education, & Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India

Date of Web Publication26-May-2011

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Anil Bhansali
Department of Endocrinology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
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Raval A, Dhanaraj E, Bhansali A, Grover S, Tiwari P. Authors' response. Indian J Med Res 2011;133:556

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Dear Sir,

The suggestion [1] is well taken. As the prevalence of hypertension is also common in general population, a control group would have strengthened these data. However, we did not have a control group [2] .

The cause and effect relationship between depression and risk factors and the effect of risk factors on prevalence of diabetes have not been examined by us, since these all were already known patients with type 2 diabetes. However, a prospective study is available in the liteature showing that patients with major deprssive disorders have high prevalence of diabetes [3] .

Since it was a hospital based study, there may be a selection bias, as depressed diabetic patients may not visit the hospital. This should be considered as a limitation of the study.

That the depression and diabetes are causally related is based on studies from the literature [3] . However, in our study, the cause and effect relationship between the two could not be established and it was only the association of different risk factors with depression was observed.

 
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1.Datta D. Prevalence and determinants of depression in type 2 diabetes patients: Problem in generalization. Indian J Med Res 2011; 133 : 555-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Raval A, Dhanaraj E, Bhansali A, Grover S, Tiwari P. Prevalence & determinants of depression in type 2 diabetes patients in a tertiary care centre. Indian J Med Res 2010; 132 : 195-200.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.Pan A, Lucas M, Sun Q, van Dam RM, Franco OH, Manson JE, et al. Bidirectional association between depression and type 2 diabetes in women. Arch Intern Med 2010; 170 : 1884-91.  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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