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Is it normal to be depressed after a foot amputation?

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In brief: Yes

It is not uncommon for depression following any removal of part of your body such as a leg, foot, breast, or arm. Talk with your doctor about support groups in your area and medications that can help.

In brief: Yes

It is not uncommon for depression following any removal of part of your body such as a leg, foot, breast, or arm. Talk with your doctor about support groups in your area and medications that can help.
Dr. Scott Grover
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. Anti-depressants and group counseling will help.

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. Anti-depressants and group counseling will help.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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In brief: AMPUTATION SUPPORT

I know some hospitals sponsor "Amputation Support Groups", where patients can talk to each other about their feelings regarding their amputation.
Sometimes a psychiatrist or psychologist is involved. You should also mention this to your primary physician.

In brief: AMPUTATION SUPPORT

I know some hospitals sponsor "Amputation Support Groups", where patients can talk to each other about their feelings regarding their amputation.
Sometimes a psychiatrist or psychologist is involved. You should also mention this to your primary physician.
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Yes...

Depression is common after any amputation.

In brief: Yes...

Depression is common after any amputation.
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