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Psychiatric illness in dialysis patients


Psychiatric illness is common among patients with chronic disorders, particularly in those with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). A review found the following mental disorders were frequently observed [1]:

Affective disorders, particularly depression

Organic brain diseases (eg, dementia and delirium)

Drug-related disorders (such as alcoholism)

Schizophrenia and other psychoses


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