Traumatic stress symptoms in adolescent organ transplant recipients.

  title={Traumatic stress symptoms in adolescent organ transplant recipients.},
  author={Lisa Libman Mintzer and Margaret L. Stuber and Debra Seacord and Marleen Casta{\~n}eda and Violet Mesrkhani and Dorie M Glover},
  volume={115 6},
OBJECTIVE Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after life-threatening medical illness have been found to predict poor outcome in preliminary studies of adults and children. However, these symptoms are rarely recognized in general medical or pediatric settings. Here we report on the first large investigation to assess prevalence and correlates of self-reported symptoms of posttraumatic stress in a nonreferred sample of adolescent liver, heart, and kidney transplant recipients… CONTINUE READING