Problems in Adaptation to Maintenance Hemodialysis

  • Franz Reichsman
  • Norman B. Levy
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)


After the introduction of the permanent arteriovenous shunt in 1960 by Scribner and his associates.1 maintenance hemodialysis became a practical possibility for the long-term care of patients with terminal renal disease. Since then, many investigators have reported behavioral and psychologic observations in such patients2-12 and have formed hypotheses based on their observations.


Stressful Life Event Psychosomatic Medicine Maintenance Hemodialysis Hemodialysis Therapy Hemodialysis Unit 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz Reichsman
    • 1
  • Norman B. Levy
    • 1
  1. 1.State University of New York, Downstate Medical CenterCollege of MedicineBrooklynUSA

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