Depression Can Make Chronic Kidney Disease Worse

Depression can increase the risk for hospitalization and death in patients with chronic kidney disease. A new study has examined this relationship in patients with early (predialysis) kidney disease. When adjusted for demographic and clinical variables, depressed patients were almost twice as likey as nondepressed patients to end up needing dialysis and hospitalization. 

PositiveTip: “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength” (Proverbs 17:22).