Many of the side effects of antidepressants are well-documented, and well-known. And yet, there is uncertainty and anxiety about how a particular drug might affect a given patient.
In today's lesson, Kas Thomas looks at a data-intensive study that suggests that long-term antidepressant use may be an invitation to diabetes. In fact, the authors of the study found that use of any antidepressant results in an almost two-fold greater risk of diabetes.
The bottom line is that this affects a fairly large number of people, and therefore efforts to minimize the potentially negative effects of these agents on glycemic control should be pursued.