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Diabetic retinopathy tied to anxiety, depression

The rate of people with anxiety and depression among 95,575 adults with diabetic retinopathy was 21.5% and 33%, respectively, which was higher compared with the general population, according to a retrospective study presented at annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. The findings also revealed that there was a decline in those mood disorders in patients in the most advanced stage of diabetic retinopathy, and that younger and male patients were more likely to experience anxiety and depression, respectively, compared with older and female patients.

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