Part A: Psychiatric Aspects of the Dialysis Patient

  • Peter G. Wilson


Psychiatry and psychiatrists can help in the treatment of the dialysis patient, by being members of the caregiving team, and in diagnosing psychopathology in the patient, family and treatment team. Arrangements then can be made in setting up appropriate treatment for psychopathology, instituting treatment when indicated, and performing research in demographic, psychopathologic and outcome factors. This chapter will deal with adult problems and psychopathology, and not with the special problems of pediatric patients. Case reports are used in an illustrative fashion, to highlight symptoms and management of psychopathology


Dialysis Patient Major Depressive Disorder Major Depressive Episode Panic Attack Dialysis Session 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter G. Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryCornell University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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