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Diabetes and Depression

Overview of attention for article published in Current Diabetes Reports, April 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#43 of 756)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (89th percentile)

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1 news outlet
1 blog
4 tweeters
1 Facebook page
1 video uploader


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Diabetes and Depression
Published in
Current Diabetes Reports, April 2014
DOI 10.1007/s11892-014-0491-3
Pubmed ID

Richard I. G. Holt, Mary de Groot, Sherita Hill Golden


Diabetes and depression occur together approximately twice as frequently as would be predicted by chance alone. Comorbid diabetes and depression are a major clinical challenge as the outcomes of both conditions are worsened by the other. Although the psychological burden of diabetes may contribute to depression, this explanation does not fully explain the relationship between these 2 conditions. Both conditions may be driven by shared underlying biological and behavioral mechanisms, such as hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activation, inflammation, sleep disturbance, inactive lifestyle, poor dietary habits, and environmental and cultural risk factors. Depression is frequently missed in people with diabetes despite effective screening tools being available. Both psychological interventions and antidepressants are effective in treating depressive symptoms in people with diabetes but have mixed effects on glycemic control. Clear care pathways involving a multidisciplinary team are needed to obtain optimal medical and psychiatric outcomes for people with comorbid diabetes and depression.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Unknown 212 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 52 24%
Student > Bachelor 33 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 13%
Student > Postgraduate 21 10%
Researcher 21 10%
Other 60 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 82 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 30 14%
Psychology 29 14%
Unspecified 26 12%
Social Sciences 10 5%
Other 37 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 August 2019.
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