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Major Depressive Disorder In Chronic Kidney Disease

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Major Depressive Disorder In Chronic Kidney Disease

This is a PsychU & NephU Joint Live Event for PsychU members in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

In this presentation, the objectives are to:

  • Overview of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)/End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
  • Discuss the high prevalence of depression in patients with CKD.
  • Discuss how overlap of symptomatology between MDD and CKD  makes diagnosing depression in the setting of CKD challenging.
  • Discuss the association of MDD with poor outcomes in CKD.
  • Discuss potential risk factors and mechanism of MDD in CKD.
  • Discuss the cycle between MDD and ESRD.
  • Address challenges in MDD management considerations in CKD patients.



1150 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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(412) 201-5656 View Venue Website



Jessica Kanai, PharmD (OPDC)

Medical Science Liaison

Jessica is a nephrology Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

Katie Sulkowski, PharmD (OPDC)

Medical Science Liaison

Speakers Katie Sulkowski, PharmD and Jessica Kanai, PharmD are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC)



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