Neuropatia diabetica e depressione: uovo o gallina?

Diabetic neuropathy and depression: chicken or egg?

Background: Painful diabetic neuropathy has been identified as the major determinant of depressive symptoms in people with diabetes. It is also known that the manifestations of diabetic neuropathy can be heterogeneous and sometimes insidious to recognize and treat.
Clinical case: We present the diagnostic-therapeutic course of a case in which diabetic neuropathy was strongly influenced by a significant psychopathological component.
Discussion/Conclusions: The boundary between depression and neuropathy can be blurred, and determining which pathology came first is controversial.