Daniel Cukor

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BACKGROUND Anxiety is a complicating comorbid diagnosis in many patients with medical illnesses. In patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), anxiety disorders often are perceived to represent symptoms of depression rather than independent conditions and therefore have been relatively understudied in this medical population. STUDY DESIGN To evaluate(More)
Psychosocial issues are an understudied yet important concern in the overall health of hemodialysis (HD) patients. Stress is a concomitant of chronic illness and its treatment, and may have meaningful influences on psychological and medical outcomes. This article reviews the influences of psychopathology, social support, family issues, dialysis unit(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There is growing identification of the need to seriously study the psychiatric presentations of end-stage renal disease patients treated with hemodialysis. This study reports on the course of depression and anxiety diagnoses and their impact on quality of life and health status. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS The(More)
Depression is the most common psychological disorder in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with a prevalence rate as high as 20% to 25% by some contemporary estimates. There are several studies linking depression with mortality in ESRD, making early diagnosis and treatment essential. The mechanisms linking depression with survival in ESRD patients are(More)
Depression is well established as a prevalent mental health problem for people with ESRD and is associated with morbidity and mortality. However, depression in this population remains difficult to assess and is undertreated. Current estimates suggest a 20 to 30% prevalence of depression that meets diagnostic criteria in this population. The extent of other(More)
Despite the central role accorded to cognitive style in mediating the relationship between negative parenting and the development of anxiety and depression, few studies have empirically examined this relationship. Using a clinical sample, this study examined the relationship between early experiences with low care, increased control, abuse and neglect, and(More)
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is a growing public health concern and non-adherence to treatment has been associated with poorer health outcomes in this population. Depression, likely to be the most common psychopathology in such patients, is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We compared psychological measures and self-reported medication(More)
The link between childhood abuse, adult depression, and anxiety has been well studied, but few studies have empirically explored the mechanism of that link. Using a clinical sample of women, this study examined the relationship between retrospectively measured childhood abuse and neglect and current adult symptoms of anxiety and depression, via the(More)
The hallmark features of an Anxiety Disorder are overwhelming feelings of fearfulness, dread, and uncertainty (1). Unlike relatively mild brief anxiety caused by a stressful event, anxiety disorders last at least 6 months and often get worse if not treated. Anxiety disorders are characterized by alterations in a diverse range of neurochemical systems.(More)