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A bitter end of depression: subsidence of symptoms of diabetes and hypertension following treatment with antidepressants – case report

ANNA GĄSIOREK-PAKOSZ1, RENATA TORBOS-RYBACKA1
1. Szpitala- Centrum Psychiatrii w Katowicach
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2002, 11, suplement 1 (14), 99-102
Keywords: depression, physical diseases, case report
Abstract

Both acute and chronic stress as well as depressive disorders activate the axis: the limbic system-hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal glands, resulting in an adrenergic arousal and hypercortisolemia, with metabolic and endocrine sequels and cardiovascular disorders. These mechanisms were found in the clinical picture of our patient. In her case symptoms of diabetes and hypertension subsided following treatment with antidepressants.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Anna Gąsiorek-Pakosz,
Szpital- Centrum Psychiatrii,
ul. Korczaka 27, 40-340 Katowice