Depression: A common but underrecognized condition associated with end-stage renal disease

Pei Li Wang, Suzanne Watnick

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We describe a patient with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who developed depression over the period of dialysis initiation. Depression is an extremely common but underrecognized disorder in the dialysis population, which is one of the rationales for this case report. Here we present the epidemiology, mechanisms for diagnosis, associations with medical morbidity, and treatment modalities specifically for patients on dialysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-241
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Dialysis
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2004


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  • Nephrology

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