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How to deal with the anxiety and depression after surgery?

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Dr. Craig Westin
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Get support

It is normal to experience anxiety and depression after surgery but not fun to cope with.
Your body has undergone quite a bit of stress and it is trying to recover. Your emotional and physical energy comes from the same area so a drain on this energy from surgery affects how you feel. Talk with people in your support system and talk with your physician if it continues to worsen.

In brief: Get support

It is normal to experience anxiety and depression after surgery but not fun to cope with.
Your body has undergone quite a bit of stress and it is trying to recover. Your emotional and physical energy comes from the same area so a drain on this energy from surgery affects how you feel. Talk with people in your support system and talk with your physician if it continues to worsen.
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