Anxiety, depression common among patients with cirrhosis

Approximately one in six patients with cirrhosis had depression while more than half had moderate-severe anxiety, according to the results of a phone interview survey.Ruben Hernaez, MD, MPH, PhD, of the section of gastroenterology at Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, and colleagues wrote that anxiety and depression decrease quality of life and can impact care of chronic diseases dues to missed medical appointments and poor drug adherence.“Estimates for the prevalence of depression and anxiety are best known in patients with decompensated cirrhosis and liverRead More

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