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Are you more likely to be depressed after having an av shunt put in?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Bulger
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Situational depression is common in patients recently diagnosed with life changing/threatening diseases such as renal failure or severe kidney disease.
However please remember many patients continue with fulfilling lives while on dialysis.

In brief: Yes

Situational depression is common in patients recently diagnosed with life changing/threatening diseases such as renal failure or severe kidney disease.
However please remember many patients continue with fulfilling lives while on dialysis.
Dr. Christopher Bulger
Dr. Christopher Bulger
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Having to start dialysis is a major alteration to one's lifestyle.
Typically people require dialysis 3 times a week for 3-4 hrs during each session. This can be depressing.

In brief: Yes

Having to start dialysis is a major alteration to one's lifestyle.
Typically people require dialysis 3 times a week for 3-4 hrs during each session. This can be depressing.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Thank
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