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J Ren Care. 2012 Sep;38(3):131-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-6686.2012.00261.x. Epub 2012 Mar 17.

Psychiatric disorders in patients with end-stage renal disease.

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Laboratory of Panic and Respiration, Institute of Psychiatry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), INCT Translational Medicine, Rio de Janeiro 22410-003, Brazil.


Psychiatric disorders in patients with end-stage renal disease are associated with poor prognosis and quality of life. The goal of this study is to investigate the association between psychiatric disorders and renal disease in patients undergoing dialysis treatment, compared with other chronic diseases, appreciating the demographic status of these patients. Sixty-nine patients participated in a diagnostic interview and gave socio-demographic data. The population was composed of 55% men aged 19-77 years with an average age of 50 years (95% CI = 47-54 years). The prevalence of psychiatric disorders found in this study (46.6%) was compared with that found in patients with asthma, polycystic ovary syndrome and HIV-positive. Moreover, the prevalence of the four most common psychiatric disorders which were identified among patients on dialysis were also the subject of comparison between them and others. These results demonstrate the relationship between the various psychiatric disorders and are compatible with other research studies.

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