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Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2012 Feb;14(1):36-44. doi: 10.1007/s11920-011-0248-5.

Depression and mortality in end-stage renal disease.

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SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1203, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA. nishabrady@hotmail.com

Abstract

End-stage renal disease is growing in prevalence and incidence. With technical advancements, patients are living longer on hemodialysis. Depression is the most prevalent comorbid psychiatric condition, estimated at about 25% of end-stage renal disease samples. The identification and assessment of depression are confounded by the overlap between depression symptomatology and uremia. Several recent studies have employed time-varying models and identified a significant association between depression and mortality. Due to the high prevalence of depression and the potential impact on survival, well-constructed investigations are warranted.

PMID:
22105534
DOI:
10.1007/s11920-011-0248-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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