How to Reduce Amputee Depression This is advice from one amputee to another. How to reduce amputation depression. These are practical tips divided into physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of depression. Here is how to reduce amputee depression.  Depression is anger turned inward. Here are some ways to deal with this emotion. You are…

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Valentine’s Day Reconsidered   It’s Valentine’s day, and so dating and falling in love is on everyone’s mind. Let’s exclude a dozen roses, chocolates, and a hallmark card crew that have the holiday all covered, or so they think. Being an amputee may make it harder to enjoy this holiday. When I started to research…

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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 » Post-amputation Post-amputation Amputee IssuesGeneral ResourcesPost-amputationPost-traumatic StressProsthesisResources How to Reduce Amputee Depression By Kevin Kappler, Ph.D. | Mar 12, 2021 How to Reduce Amputee Depression This is advice from one amputee to another. How to reduce amputation depression. These are practical tips divided into physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of depression. Here is…

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Make your bodily consciousness grow a new leg

Home » Post-amputation 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 prosthesis…

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resolving anger about your amputation

Home » Post-amputation Resolving  Anger About Your Amputation There is really a band calling themselves the “Angry Amputees” and have a Facebook page. Dalty, their lead vocalist is actually an amputee. He had lost both legs and fingers. He started the band to deal with his anger. His ability to resolve it and carry on…

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Self-quarantine one leg at a time

Self-quarantine One Leg at a Time   We are at the beginning of what promises to be a long, pandemic summer. Coronavirus cases are still climbing in nineteen states.  Second, to wearing a mask self-quarantining is one of the few ways we have of protecting ourselves and maintaining control of our lives. As an amputee,…

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Journaling improves amputee recovery

Home » Post-amputation Journaling improves amputation recovery Journaling helps in amputation recovery. You don’t know what journaling can do for your amputation till you try it. It puts a progression to your thoughts. You see the change in much more detail. By reflecting on things you wrote in the past, you see how much things…

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Beating Amputation Phantom Pain - Amputee.Coach https://amputee.coach/amputation-issues/problem-solving-after-your-amput... Beating phantom pain means understanding its causes and treatments that work. ThBeating phantom pain If phantom pain had a face

Home » Post-amputation Beating Phantom Pain Ask any amputee who has dealt with phantom pain. All they want to do is beat Phantom pain. You know phantom pain when you feel it. It comes from where your limb used to be. The sensation starts as discomfort. It is a real feeling coming from the missing…

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