If you are suffering with anxiety or depression after limb loss and feel helpless, hopeless and worthless, call your counselor or VA doctor. Anytime you have major trauma to the body such as an amputation, there will be emotional after effects. Dealing with the loss of a limb is very difficult for many veterans. Along with feelings of sadness, you may have increased anxiety with symptoms of tension, worry, apprehension, restlessness, or loss of appetite. You may have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. These are all symptoms that need a doctor’s attention. Your VA doctor can help you understand your feelings of anxiety and depression and provide excellent treatment with medications and/or psychotherapy.
- Q What lies ahead after having a limb amputated during combat?
- Q Why do I feel so sad about my limb loss?
- Q Why is daily exercise important to prevent problems with limb loss?
- Q How do I manage daily living after having an amputation?
- Q How can I stay positive after a limb loss?
- Q Why does my remaining limb have to be wrapped?