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World J Psychiatry. Aug 19, 2023; 13(8): 593-606
Published online Aug 19, 2023. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v13.i8.593
Global research trends and mapping knowledge structure of depression in dialysis patients
Samah W Al-Jabi
Samah W Al-Jabi, Department of Clinical and Community Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus 44839, Palestine
Author contributions: Al-Jabi SW developed the concept for the manuscript, reviewed the literature, formulated research questions, collected the data, conducted analyses and interpreted the data. The author read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Samah W Al-Jabi, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical and Community Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Academic Street, Nablus 44839, Palestine.
Received: April 17, 2023
Peer-review started: April 17, 2023
First decision: June 1, 2023
Revised: June 27, 2023
Accepted: July 14, 2023
Article in press: July 14, 2023
Published online: August 19, 2023
Core Tip

Core tip: Depression is a prevalent psychological problem among dialysis patients, and it can negatively impact their adherence to treatment and health outcomes. A total of 800 publications were identified through a bibliometric analysis of dialysis- and depression-related publications between 1970 and 2022. In the last two decades, there has been a significant increase in the number of publications, and the USA led the way. The identified research themes were gender differences in depression prevalence, the identification of depression as a risk factor, and effective interventions to treat depression. Effective interventions to ameliorate depression in dialysis patients will be the focus of future research endeavors.