"For years, the medical community has focused on medical and surgical barriers to transplant, and they have maybe dismissed
depression and anxiety as a byproduct of living with a chronic illness. Of course, some patients may meet criteria for an
adjustment disorder, and their symptoms may resolve once they feel better physically. But for those who have a longstanding
history of psychological distress, continued distress after transplant can lead to poorer medical outcomes," she told Psychiatric News.