Anxiety and depression in chronic hemodialysis: some somatopsychic determinants.

  title={Anxiety and depression in chronic hemodialysis: some somatopsychic determinants.},
  author={Vincent Jadoulle and Philippe Hoyois and Michel Y Jadoul},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  volume={63 2},
AIMS Depression and anxiety are so common in hemodialysis (HD) patients that we found it useful to study the respective contributions of the subjective somatic sensations and of the objective medical comorbidity to psychological distress. We also hypothesized that denial has a protective effect against anxiety and depression, and that alexithymia is, on the contrary, a risk factor. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a cross-sectional design, we investigated relationships between psychological distress… CONTINUE READING


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