Depression and anxiety in the heart transplant patient a case study

Implications for the findings and future research directions are discussed. The majority of them did not focus on the quality of marital or social relationships, but assessed only the presence of marital status or social relationship.

Patients and methods Study design Nurses administered the questionnaires used in the study. Effect of intense lifestyle modification and cardiac rehabilitation on psychosocial cardiovascular disease risk factors and quality of life.

Spouses have been a couple with their partner for Coping strategies after hearttransplantation: Spouses were purposively sampled to include patients from all units of the Nephrology Department. Findings on coping in women showed higher averages oriented to religious practices, followed by focus on the problem, seeking social support and, finally, focus on emotion.

In the other study by Chung et al. Four measures of social support were used: Eleanor M Cush Abstract Depression and anxiety are potential psychological problems that a heart transplant patient may face both before and after transplant.

Materials and Methods 2. Other authors report that the deteriorating health of patients with HF makes them realize the possibility of death, which leads to depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders, that is, a further deterioration of psychosocial health. Five studies three prospective cohort studies, one case-control study, and one randomization controlled trial were selected and coded according to the types of support social and marital.

In only one study Shen et al. This scale is designed to evaluate the stress of the caregivers.

Depression in Patients With Heart Failure: Prevalence, Pathophysiological Mechanisms, and Treatment

Patient's severity of illness at entry and risk for future events were assessed by a composite index score largely based on the recommended risk stratification guidelines Roitman et al. An ethical approval for the study was obtained from the scientific committee of the University Hospital of Ioannina.

Quality of life in hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and transplantation patients. Another possibility is that the children who were originally treated with nortriptyline already had bipolar disorder, but had not yet experienced their first manic episode.

Researches have found similar results to those obtained in this study regarding the strategies used by each of the sexes.

Childhood Depression and Postpartum Psychiatric Depressive

Most spouses reported none or a few financial difficultiesWith respect to the correlation existing between the quality of life and the personality traits, anxiety and depression, in patients under HD treatment, life quality and treatment outcome can be improved if psychological problems are diagnosed early and psycho education and social interventions are presented.

Kidney Int ;64 5: View at Google Scholar Y. Additionally, the identification of individuals who are at an increased risk for frailty is important, as they may benefit from early therapeutic intervention.

Thus, it is important to distinguish between cognitive and somatic symptoms when evaluating depression in patients with chronic diseases, since somatic symptoms may be due to illness rather than a depressive process itself.

Due to either defensive mechanisms or adjustment to illness, this constitutes a bad prognosis for future deterioration of their health status.

Actually, some studies have outlined that depression does not moderate the significant risk related to being unmarried Empana et al.

Article accepted on april 6, Frailty is a distinct biological syndrome that reflects decreased physiologic reserve and resistance to stressors. The diagnosis of major depression in end-stage renal disease. Conflicts of Interest The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this article.

These questions were selected because they relate to nuclear and more general symptoms compared with those of the questionnaire GAD Literature has outlined that depression is a primary risk factor for adverse outcomes in several cardiac populations. The exclusion criteria were communication barriers eg, deafness or blindness or problems related to manual dexterity.

Am J Kidney Dis ;37 4: Higher levels of both depression and anxiety relate to higher levels of caregiver burden. Cardiac rehabilitation and prevention programs should thus include not only the assessment and treatment of depression but also a specific component on the family and social contexts of patients.

Iran J Kid Dis. Int Urol Nephrol ;45 2:. Background: Anxiety and depression are common after heart transplantation. This study aimed to pilot test the feasibility of a clinical model of psychological care for heart transplant recipients.

Depression and anxiety are potential psychological problems that a heart transplant patient may face both before and after transplant. In addition, there is the potential for difficulty in adjusting to life after transplantation.

Anxiety and depression and their effects, both. Background: Coronary heart disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. Psychosocial factors such as depression and low social support are established risk factors for poor prognosis in patients with heart disease.

However, little is known about the hypothetical relationship. Anxiety and depression and their effects, both pretransplant and posttransplant, are explored.

A case study is used to illustrate the psychological effects of transplantation.

Effect of Neurologic Complications on Outcome After Heart Transplant

HEART transplantation, wonderful words for the end stage heart patient. Abstract. Coronary artery disease (CAD) as well as depression are both highly prevalent diseases. Both cause a significant decrease in quality of life for the patient and. Davydow has collaborated closely with the liver and lung transplant programs in the development and implementation of a psychiatric and substance use screening assessment for all new transplant referrals as well as systematic depression screening for all lung transplant recipients.

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