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Psychiatric issues in renal failure and dialysis

Authors
Journal
Indian Journal of Nephrology
0971-4065
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.42337
Keywords
  • Review Article
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

This article aims to bring to the fore, issues regarding the interface of psychiatry and renal failure. Depression, anxiety, suicide and delirium are common complications observed in patients with renal failure. Pharmacological management of these problems need stringent monitoring on part of the psychiatrist. This article examines the various complications that may be observed in patients with renal failure while discussing treatment approaches and also emphasizing the need for interdisciplinary team work in improving the quality of life of patients with renal failure and those on dialysis.

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