Amputation, one of the oldest types of
surgery performed for therapeutic purposes, has main indication, the severe
trauma to a limb that is incompatible to preserve because of the irreversible
ischemia. The loss of a limb due to trauma has also a devastating emotional
impact on a patient, escalating to genuine mental disorders that stretch out
further than the loss of the limb itself produces. Thus, there is a certain
sequential order regarding risk for developing mental disorders, starting from
the immediate reaction, the acute stress disorder, and ending with the
post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety that is mostly related
to one’s perceived image, which further aggravates their disability. The
present paper aims to realize a synthesis of the emotional elements that can
intensify up to mental disorders; by understanding the impact of squeal produced
by the amputation, we can actually improve the multidisciplinary approach
before and after surgery for the patient that suffered an amputation.
Cite this paper
Ciubară, B. , Alexa, O. , Burlea, L. , Untu, I. and Ciubară, A. (2015) Approach and Means of Support for Mental Disorders Caused by the Traumatic Amputation of a Limb. Open Journal of Social Sciences
, 21-24. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.36005
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