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Psychology - Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Service

Living with a heart failure can be challenging and disruptive to many aspects of your life and wellbeing.

You may experience various types of emotional distress or behavioural disturbance. Problems such as depression and anxiety are especially common. These conditions not only affect your emotional state but can also affect your symptoms of heart failure.

Fortunately, there are effective treatments for depression and anxiety available, including psychological interventions.

All patients who are being considered for transplant are given the opportunity to discuss the impact the transplant process has upon their life and wellbeing.

Both candidates and transplant recipients, have ready access to psychological support which can be crucial in helping people adjust to their circumstances and maintain their emotional wellbeing.