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Fig. 15.1A. Pretransplant alcohol-dependence assessment I.

with the transplant team and suddenly get "beeped" for a transplant. This uncertainty of "when" can generate anxiety. The most common problem seen by mental health personnel is post-transplant patients who stop taking their medications and reject their organ. Many times these patients want to be re-listed for another transplant. Reasons for noncompliance range from denial, lack of insight, finances

Fig. 15.1B. Pretransplant alcohol-dependence assessment II. From Beresford et al. A Rational Approach to Liver Transplantation Psychosomatics. 31(3):241-254. Reproduced with permission.

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