Medscape (12/8, Yasgur, Subscription Publication) reports that research indicates “individuals experiencing a current episode of major depressive disorder (MDD) are significantly more likely to have insulin resistance (IR).” Researchers “found patients with MDD were 51% more likely to have IR compared with their counterparts without the depressive disorder.” Additionally, “in individuals experiencing current depression, IR was…associated with depression severity and depression chronicity.” The findings were published online December 2 in JAMA Psychiatry. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)