Coping Strategies for New Amputees: Limb Loss and Grief – The National Law Review

Grief after limb loss is normal. Here are 5 things you need to know about coping with depression and anxiety after an amputation.

It’s clear that an amputation affects limb loss survivors in physical ways. But the emotional and psychological impacts of losing a limb are sometimes just as serious as the physical ones. The relationship between amputation, grief, and depression is very real and, often, very strong.

Limb Loss and Grief

If you’re experiencing grief or even battling clinical depression after limb loss, please know that you’re not alone. Many limb loss survivors go through this. It doesn’t mean that you are weak in any way, or that you’re being negative. And it doesn’t mean that your situation won’t get better in time.

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