Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Study Finds Racial/Ethnic Differences in Link Between Depression and Early Death in Kidney Disease Patients

* In white patients with chronic kidney disease, those with depressive symptoms had a higher risk of early death than those without depressive symptoms. This risk was much lower after accounting for use of anti-depressants, however.
* In black patients, the presence of depressive symptoms was not linked to risk of death.
* Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31-November 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.