Taking charge of Post-Amputation Depression

Home » You searched for Taking Charge of Post-Amputation Depression You have a flood of different feelings right after your amputation. Shock and disbelief come when you see part of you missing. You feel frustrated when you realize you have a long recovery ahead of you. At some point, profound sadness and grief overtake you when…

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the agony of being misdiagnosed bipolar

5. The Agony of Being Misdiagnosed Bipolar Manic Depression It is very clear what the agony of being misdiagnosed bipolar after your amputation is. So many amputees have such intense feelings after their amputations that they could be misdiagnosed as manic depression. Current psychiatric research has found that sixty-nine percent of patients are misdiagnosed with…

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Recovery Amputee IssuesGeneral ResourcesProsthesisRecoveryResources 35. Physical Therapy is not a Jail Sentence By Kevin Kappler, Ph.D. | Sep 19, 2021 Physical therapy can return your level of functioning What about physical therapy can return your level of functioning? Amputation has several phases. If you don’t use the time till your surgery wisely, you miss having…

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Is PTSD inevitable after an amputation

Home » You searched for 3. Is PTSD Inevitable after an Amputation? Is PTSD is inevitable after an operation? The major symptoms of PTSD are reliving the traumatic event in vivid nightmares, unwanted memories, and flashbacks. Heart palpitations and panic attacks occur as the trauma is relived. Patients report feeling wound up, unable to concentrate…

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      There is at least 15 amputation analytics that may inspire you, Limb loss is much more common than many people realize, and the numbers are growing. By learning the facts about limb loss, we can start to be better advocates for our friends and family, feel less alone during our journey with limb…

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RESOURCES COMMON QUESTIONS & CONCERNS What to Expect Once You Face an Amputation Collapse If your amputation was like mine no one talked to you about what to expect psychologically. If you start a conversation discussing your psychological apprehension it will briefly be acknowledged but quickly steered to physical therapy only. I was told by…

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