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Washington Study Finds Depression May Increase Diabetes’ Patients Risk of Kidney Failure

Diabetes patients suffering major depression were nearly twice as likely to experience end-stage kidney disease, according to a study by the University of Washington School of Public Health and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. The study was published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Senior author was Dr. Bessie Young, adjunct associate professor of epidemiology and health services at the School of Public Health.