Psychiatric issues in pediatric organ transplantation.

TitlePsychiatric issues in pediatric organ transplantation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsStuber, ML
JournalChild and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America
Pagination285-300, viii-ix
Date Published2010 Apr
KeywordsAdolescent, Child, Child, Preschool, Guilt, Hospitalization, Humans, Infant, Mental Disorders, Organ Transplantation, Patient Compliance, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Suicide, Attempted, Survival Rate, Young Adult

Solid organ transplantation has become the first line of treatment for a growing number of life-threatening pediatric illnesses. With improved survival, research into the long-term outcome of transplant recipients has become important to clinicians. Adherence to medical instructions remains a challenge, particularly in the adolescent population. New immunosuppressant approaches promise to expand organ transplantation in additional directions. Extension of transplantation into replacement of organs such as faces and hands raises complex ethical issues.

Alternate JournalChild Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am