JSS  Vol.3 No.6 , June 2015
Approach and Means of Support for Mental Disorders Caused by the Traumatic Amputation of a Limb
ABSTRACT

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, 3, 21-24. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.36005.
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