Chapter 52. Psychosocial Adaptation and Adherence

  1. Richard N. Fine MD Dean Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics2,
  2. Steven A. Webber MBChB, MRCP Professor of Pediatrics3,
  3. Kim M. Olthoff MD, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Director4,
  4. Deirdre A. Kelly MD, FRCPI, FRCP, FRCPCH Professor of Paediatric Hepatology5 and
  5. William E. Harmon MD Professor of Pediatrics6
  1. Eyal Shemesh MD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch52

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Shemesh, E. (2007) Psychosocial Adaptation and Adherence, in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition (eds R. N. Fine, S. A. Webber, K. M. Olthoff, D. A. Kelly and W. E. Harmon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch52

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York 11794-8111, USA

  2. 3

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

  3. 4

    Liver Transplant Program, University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2 Dulles, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

  4. 5

    The Liver Unit, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH, UK

  5. 6

    Division of Nephrology, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Hunn-319, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Author Information

  1. Mt Sinai Medical Center, Recanati-Miller Transplant Institute, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, 1 Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405124072

Online ISBN: 9781444312720



  • psychosocial adaptation and adherence;
  • dramatically improved survival;
  • acute stress disorder;
  • nonspecific stress reactions;
  • tricyclic antidepressants;
  • cognitive abilities;
  • transplant operation;
  • electronic event monitoring devices;
  • medication blood levels


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Psychosocial Adjustment

  • Adherence to Medical Recommendations

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References