Year: 1979 Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, v.31, (1979), p.260-266 SIEC No: 19832062

Patients treated by maintenance hemodialysis are subjected to many stresses. As a result, many have psychological problems. Depression is the most common psychological complication seen in them, which is reflected in a high suicide rate. Other problems are anxiety, sexual dysfunctions, problems connected with difficulties in rehabilitation, the ‘uncooperative’ patients, & psychosis. Important methods of treatment are supportive psychotherapy, and the use of psychologically active drugs.