Integrating behavioral health into a transplantation service-one institution’s approach

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Abstract

Background: The epidemics of obesity, diabetes and hypertension as well as the high prevalence of Hepatitis C are the major contributors to end stage organ disease. Transplantation is the definitive cure for end stage organ failure. There is a high prevalence of depression, anxiety and substance abuse in transplant candidates and their caregivers. Integrating behavioral health into a transplant program helps to identify psychosocial problems, promotes treatment of these underlying conditions and improves outcomes. Objective: The goal of the article is to describe one institution’s embedded multidisciplinary psychosocial program for transplant patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Psychiatry Reviews
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Behavioral health
  • Hepatitis C
  • Integrated care
  • Organ disease
  • Organ transplantation
  • Psychiatric consultation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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