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Major Depressive Disorder In Chronic Kidney Disease

A joint virtual live event for NephU & PsychU members.

In this virtual live event, Shirin Sundar, PhD and Becky Wong, PharmD, MBA, discuss the high prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

Major depressive disorder affects more than 260 million people worldwide1. The reported prevalence of depression in patients with chronic kidney disease ranges from 20-65%2. This webinar provides an overview of both MDD and CKD and discusses their overlap of symptomology.

1World Health Organization. Fact Sheet on Depression. (2012)
2Teles F et al. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2014 ;69(3):198-202.

*Speakers are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC).

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Featured Speakers
Shirin Sundar

Shirin Sundar, PhD

Nephrology Senior Clinical & Scientific Liaison
Becky Wong

Becky Wong, PharmD, MBA

Neuroscience Senior Clinical & Scientific Liaison

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Areas of Expertise:

  • Psychiatry
  • Community / Clinical Pharmacy
  • Health Care Management
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Managed Care


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