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Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Kidney Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128170809

Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Kidney Disease

1st Edition

Exploring the Impact of CKD, Dialysis, and Transplantation on Patients

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Editors: Daniel Cukor Scott Cohen Paul Kimmel
Paperback ISBN: 9780128170809
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2020
Page Count: 600
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Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Kidney Disease: Exploring the Impact of CKD, Dialysis, and Transplantation on Patients provides a practical overview on the emotional and psychological states of people with renal disease, including updates on epidemiology and treatment tactics for psychosocial factors. Sections cover psychiatric illness in the earlier and middle stages of chronic kidney disease and discuss patients with end-stage renal disease who are treated with dialysis. Other topics include the psychosocial considerations of those who’ve undergone renal transplantation, the treatment of adolescents, psychosocial disparities in chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, challenges in psychosocial research in renal populations, and future directions for intervention.

Key Features

  • Outlines the causes and treatment of psychosocial factors affecting renal disease patients
  • Emphasizes practical approaches to patient care and treatment issues
  • Covers the full range of renal disease, including dialysis, transplantation and end-stage
  • Discusses treatment for anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and cognitive functioning
  • Explores psychosocial issues relating to hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis


Health psychologists and clinical psychologists working with chronic kidney disease patients, renal social workers, renal dieticians, and renal nurses; secondary audience would include academic researchers and general practitioners

Table of Contents

  1. Coping with Chronic Illness
    2. Overview of Psychiatric Illness in Earlier Stages of CKD
    3. Epidemiology of Psychiatric Illness
    4. Assessment of Depression
    5. Treatment of Depression
    6. Anxiety
    7. Sleep Disturbance
    8. Cognitive Functioning
    9. Pain and Symptom Burden
    10. Adherence
    11. Social Support and Family Dynamics
    12. Sexuality
    13. Psychiatric Challenges in Peritoneal Dialysis
    14. Issues in Starting and Stopping Hemodialysis
    15. Quality of Life and Mental Health Issues
    16. Psychiatric Evaluation in Kidney Transplant
    17. Psychiatric Challenges of the Kidney Transplant Process
    18. Psychopharmacological Management
    19. Adherence Assessment and Promotion
    20. Psychosocial Disparities in CKD and ESRD
    21. Pediatric Considerations
    22. The Adolescent
    23. Measuring and Improving Quality of Life
    24. Challenges in Psychosocial Research in Renal Populations
    25. Future Directions for Psychiatric Intervention


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About the Editors

Daniel Cukor

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Cukor’s research interests are centered around behavioural medicine and affective disorders, as well as adherence to medical prescriptions. The bulk of his research has focused on the complex relationship between depression and end stage renal disease. He has received grant support for his research from Downstate Medical Center, the American Psychological Association, and the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases and Mental Health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Scott Cohen

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, George Washington University. Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Cohen’s clinical interests include the treatment of glomerulonephritis, chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, hypertension, renal transplantation, and dialysis. His research interests include novel therapeutic options for the treatment of glomerulonephritis, and outcomes research in chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, George Washington University

Paul Kimmel

Paul Kimmel

Paul L. Kimmel, MD, MACP, FRCP, FASN, was educated at Yale College and the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and Nephrology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and the George Washington University, where he attained the rank of professor. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Kimmel served as Director of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at George Washington University. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Director of Education of the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Kimmel currently is Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University in Washington, DC. His interests include psychosocial adaptation to chronic renal disease, sleep disorders in patients with kidney disease, zinc metabolism in renal diseases, HIV associated kidney diseases, the clinical genetics of common kidney disease, and the interrelationships between acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

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