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A 39-year-old female asked:

is it normal to get depression after having major surgery only to find out it didnt help,i went thru it for nothing & am referred to new specialist?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Demoralized: It is frustration and feeling demoralized that may develop into full depression. Make sure you include a psychologist in the team addressing your pain.

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