How Not to Become a Manic Depressive After Your Amputation                      Manic Depression 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 Manic Depression…

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You Can Stop a Panic Attack After an Amputation You wake up in a hospital bed,  not want to look at what is missing, but more importantly, you may not have had time to prepare for an amputation. Your anxiety may blow up into a panic attack as you struggle for control. Either you are…

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On The Joy of Walking Again The goal of any amputation recovery is to get back on your feetand walk again. Frederic Gros wrote a book that reinforced the joy of meandering by describing the way several inspiring philosophers expressed their appreciation of the psychological effects of walking: Thoreau, Nietzsche, and Kant.   Gros explains…

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Home » Amputee Issues Post-amputation Amputee IssuesPost-amputationProsthesis Top Advancements in Prostheses in 2020 By Kevin Kappler, Ph.D. | May 14, 2020 Top Advancements in Prostheses in 2020 Consciously controlled limbs 3D printing See-through designs Bionic arms Nerve detectors Similar to bionic limbs, nerve detectors control the prosthetic, utilizing the user’s mind to think they are…

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Recovery Amputee IssuesProsthesisRecovery On the Joy of Walking Again By Kevin Kappler, Ph.D. | Nov 22, 2020 On The Joy of Walking Again The goal of any amputation recovery is to get back on your feetand walk again. Frederic Gros wrote a book that reinforced the joy of meandering by describing the way several inspiring…

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Home » Amputee Issues Amputation Issues Amputee IssuesPost-amputationPre-amputationProsthesisRecoverySolving Problems How To Not Become Manic Depressive After Your Amputation By Kevin Kappler, Ph.D. | Jan 10, 2021 How Not to Become a Manic Depressive After Your Amputation So many amputees have such intense feelings after their amputations that they could be misdiagnosed as manic depression. Current…

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Pre-amputation Resources Amputee IssuesPre-amputationProsthesis How To Be Sure An Amputation Is For You By Kevin Kappler, Ph.D. | Jul 27, 2020 How To Be Sure An Amputation Is For You Considerations Before You Get an Amputation How To Be Sure An Amputation Is For You. The loss of a limb can have a considerable psychological…

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Home » Amputee Issues Make Your Bodily Consciousness Grow a New Leg Ask any amputee, and they all will tell you that you can’t grow a new one. The point of this article is that if you wear your prosthesis long enough, your consciousness will accept it as if it was a new leg. A…

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Home » Amputee Issues How To Be Sure An Amputation Is For You Considerations Before You Get an Amputation How To Be Sure An Amputation Is For You. The loss of a limb can have a considerable psychological impact. The grief and bereavement people face after an amputation are equivalent to the death of a…

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Is PTSD inevitable after an amputation

Home » Amputee Issues Is Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder Inevitable after Amputation? 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 or sleep, and experience unprovoked intense anger. They…

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