Anxiety, Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Lebanese Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis.

Anxiety, Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Lebanese Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis. Community Ment Health J. 2013 Dec 13; Authors: Macaron G, Fahed M, Matar D, Bou-Khalil R, Kazour F, Nehme-Chlela D, Richa S Abstract Anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts are highly prevalent comorbidities of end-stage-renal-disease (ESRD). There are no studies in Lebanon on the prevalence of these symptoms in Lebanese end-stage-renal-disease patients. Moreover, the association between ESRD on one hand, and anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation on the other has never been established in Lebanon. Groups of patients at a high-risk of development of these symptoms are not determined. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Score and M.I.N.I (module C) were used to measure the prevalence of anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation in 51 patients from the dialysis center of Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital in Lebanon. In our sample, 45 % of included patients suffered from symptoms of anxiety and 50 % presented symptoms of depression.The prevalence of suicidal ideation as detected by the M.I.N.I. is at 37 %. No patients presented with a high risk of suicide. There was a statistically significant correlation between the existence of organic comorbidities and the presence of symptoms of depression and suicidal ideation. As for anxiety, the association was marginally significant. The results obtained by our study are consistent with those found in studies performed...
Source: Community Mental Health Journal - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Community Ment Health J Source Type: research

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