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10 March 2009

Mental problems in teen recipients

Adolescents who receive a kidney transplant have high rates of psychiatric problems, educational impairment, and social isolation, accoring to researchers.

Adolescents who receive a kidney transplant have high rates of psychiatric problems, educational impairment, and social isolation, according to findings in the journal Pediatric Transplantation.

The transplant recipients were more likely than the other adolescents to have educational difficulties and behavioral problems, the report indicates.

 
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