Depression After Surgery

These are some symptoms to watch for and actions that can help restore mental well-being.

Feeling depressed can happen after any type of surgical procedure, and many doctors don’t warn patients of the possibility, according to geriatrician Michelle Eslami, MD, UCLA Medical Center. Postsurgical depression can be the result of chronic pain, reactions to pain medications, anesthesia, facing one’s mortality and the physical and emotional stress of surgery. Though it […]


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