Increased Risk of CKD and Mortality in Diabetic Patients With Depression

Mucsi-Novak Group

The impact of mental illness on renal outcomes has been insufficiently documented in diabetic patient populations. Our team’s study, recently published in the Diabetes Care journal of the American Diabetes Association, examined whether comorbid depression in diabetic patients is linked to an increased risk of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The study concluded that the presence of depression was associated with a 20% higher risk of developing CKD, as well as an increased all-cause mortality. Effective mental health interventions may therefore be crucial in preventing major renal and cardiovascular complications.

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