Dr Ayesha Qazi, Dr. Zahra Imran, Dr. Syeda Tooba Mehdi
Objective: To find out the frequency of depression among patients of type-II diabetes mellitus. Materials & Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted at DHQ Hospital Bhakkar from May 2019 to November 2019 over the period of 6 months. Total 196 diabetics either male or female having age from 18-65 years were selected. Depression was assessed in selected patients. Results: Mean age was 53.35 ± 6.71 years in our study with majority of the patients 97 (49.49%) were between 51 to 65 years of age. Out of the 196 patients, 89 (45.41%) were male and 107 (54.59%) were females with male to female ratio of 1:1.2. Majority of patients 54.41% belonged to upper socioeconomic status. Depression was found in 47 (23.98%) patients, whereas there were 149 (76.02%) patients having no depression. Conclusion: Our study concluded that prevalence of depression in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients was much higher and have shown positive association with extremes of ages and duration of disease. Keywords: Hyperglycemia, depression, complications, socioeconomic status.