Dr. Reema Aijaz, Dr. Abdullah Bin Sana ullah, Dr. Faisal Iqbal
Introduction: Depression is the most common mental disorder among diabetics. Evidence points to Depression relates to an increased risk of developing diabetes. Depression is the main cause of the global burden of disease and the second leading cause of years lived in disability (YLD) in 2010 (Gale EMA et. al.).Women and Adults of working age group are more affected. Whilst Global disease burden has increased by 37.5% between 1990 and 20102. Approximately 15% of the population and 6–8% of all outpatients fulfill the diagnostic criterion for depression. However often it is left undiagnosed. Male to female ratio is 1:2 (Alvin C Powers et. al.). Methodology: Setting: This study is conducted at Diabetic clinic of Jinnah Hospital, Lahore. Sample size: the total sample size estimated using 95% diabetic patients 250, 5% margin of error with an expected percentage of depression14.7%.8 Sample Selection: Consecutive non-probability sampling Results: Depression among the married people with 54.1% of the married people being depressed. Among the singles this prevalence was 45.1% where was divorcees had this prevalence of 68.2%. This has p-value of 0.54 so it can be stated with confidence that depression was most prevalent with divorced individuals. However none of the patients in this group suffered from extreme depression.