Sulfonylureas may help treat depression, study suggests

05/15/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

Patients with diabetes who were on sulfonylureas treatment were less likely to take antidepressant drugs than patients on other anti-diabetes medicines, experts reported at the annual meeting of American Psychiatric Association. Researchers said the insulin-releasing properties of sulfonylureas may have an antidepressant effect but cautioned that the study did not prove causation and that more research is needed.

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