Depression & Weight Gain

By Mojha Latest Reply 2010-01-16 18:52:59 -0600
Started 2010-01-15 19:57:19 -0600

Could my being a manic depressive person not only add 80 pounds to my body structure, but could it have caused my diabetes as well?

6 replies

justgeo1 2010-01-16 18:52:59 -0600 Report

Depression can cause the weight gain, and that could lead to diabetes if your body is already suseptable to the diabetes in the first place. It's not really a direct cause, but a related problem. I am dealing with depression and have a terrible time keeping my weight under control. Keep working on the mental issues and that will eventually help with the weight.

Anne56 2010-01-15 22:22:48 -0600 Report

There are psychotropics and anti-depressants that cause weight gain. For some, this is an atypical side effect. For others, it is typical.

spiritwalker 2010-01-15 20:30:18 -0600 Report

The added weight could cause the diabetes. Often if you
can take some weight off you can control your diabetes with
exercise and diet.
Good luck

Harlen 2010-01-15 20:20:21 -0600 Report

It can not make you a Diabetec thank god I know a lot of peaple that would be Diabetec now lol.And I test them all lol
best wishes

Elrond 2010-01-15 20:01:19 -0600 Report

I doubt that it could cause the diabetes but it certainly could complicate things. The weight gain probably contributed to the diabetes and the depressive episodes no doubt had a lot to do with the weight gain but it would be an indirect thing. (My 3rd wife was bipolar so I'm very familiar with the roller-coaster ride.)

Mojha 2010-01-15 20:03:32 -0600 Report

Thank you. It is tough getting both things in order. Mood swings from highs and lows from both concerns. Thanks again.

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