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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Is PTSD inevitable after an amputation

Home » Solving Problems 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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How to Grow Old Gracefully with your Amputation. There-are-things-amputees -an-do-to-extend-their-lives

Home » Solving Problems How to Grow Old Gracefully With Your Amputation Things Amputees Can Do To Extend Their Lives There are things amputees can do to extend their lives, This article will address now to grow old gracefully with your amputation. Ever notice you never hear anyone talk to you about amputations and aging?…

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Don’t Let your Amputation Become a Major Depression

Home » Solving Problems Don’t Let Your Amputation Become a Major Depression Dealing With Your Feelings Many people never see their recovery from their amputation stall. Don’t let your amputation become a major depression. Getting into an auto accident leaves us no chance to prepare for our amputation. As a result, many amputees have not…

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reducing amputee stress

Home » Solving Problems Reducing Amputee Stress Stress is what you feel when you can’t get out of a negative situation. It becomes paradoxical when you give up trying. Like an employee returning to work while being unable to be tested for Coronavirus because they are not “normal” according to the federal government, nor can…

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How to Reduce Post-Amputation Depression.Young man holding his head

Home » Solving Problems How to Reduce 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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Assessing Amputation Depression

Home » Solving Problems Assessing Amputation Depression You are recovering from an amputation and Know something is dragging you down. Assessing amputation depression is the next step. In a recent study, twenty percent of all amputees suffer from depression. After waking up in the hospital to realize you have had a foot or arm amputated…

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Defeating Amputee Helplessness

Home » Solving Problems Defeating Amputee Helplessness Defeating amputee helplessness sounds easy but you must understand what causes it and how to stop it in its tracts. Every amputee must face the feelings of helplessness at some point in their recovery. For amputees who wake in the ER after a car wreck, it maybe sooner.…

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Amputees develop skills that are helpful facing the pandemic

Home » Solving Problems Amputees Skills Help Deal with a Pandemic The Coronavirus has left people in social isolation. They are housebound, and their movement is restricted. People are panicking because their lives are out of their control. They can no longer go to work and don’t have a clear idea when things will be back to…

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