COMBINED HEART AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION: Edited by Juliet Emamaullee and Eugene DePasqualeThe emerging psychosocial profile of the adult congenital heart disease patientColeman, Amya; Chan, Alicea; Zaidi, Ali N.a,bAuthor Information aMount Sinai Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Institute bThe Children's Heart Center, Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital, New York, New York, USA Correspondence to Ali N. Zaidi, MD Director, Mount Sinai Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Institute The Children's Heart Center, Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA. Tel: +1 212 241 1382; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation: October 2020 - Volume 25 - Issue 5 - p 506-512 doi: 10.1097/MOT.0000000000000802 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review With advances in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease (CHD), over 90% of infants born with CHD now reach adulthood. Patients with CHD require lifelong care and are at an increased risk of psychological distress, neurocognitive deficits, social challenges, and a lower quality of life (QOL). There exists limited research on how to best to support the long-term mental healthcare needs of this unique cohort. There remains limited data on directed mental health interventions and their long-term results in adults with CHD (ACHD). Recent findings Recent findings indicate high incidences of anxiety and depression in this growing population and how key concepts such as trauma, illness identity, and resilience maybe playing a role in the lives of adult patients with CHD. Attention must be focused to theorize and conduct further research to determine the effectiveness of treatment options based upon these new findings. Summary Many individuals with CHD do not receive appropriate mental health screening and care. The authors advocate for effective psychosocial interventions to address patients’ illness identity and resilience, with the goal of an improved QOL in mind. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.