Seasonal trends in depressive symptoms in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

Jaser SS, Dumser S, Liberti L, Hunter N, Whittemore R, Grey M, TeenCope Research Group
Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012 96 (2): e33-5

PMID: 22325159 · PMCID: PMC3348342 · DOI:10.1016/j.diabres.2012.01.023

Adolescents with type 1 diabetes reported more clinically significant depressive symptoms in the spring/summer months (22% in April-September) than in the fall/winter months (11% in October-March) (χ(2)=5.67, p=.018). This seasonal pattern was stronger in low-income adolescents than in adolescents from higher-income families.

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Adolescent Child Depression Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Female Humans Male Seasons Socioeconomic Factors Young Adult

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