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Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Chronic Lower Limb Ischaemia

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  1. Admin

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    Anxiety and Depression in Patients with
    Chronic Lower Limb Ischaemia

    Piotrkowska R,Książek J,Dobosz M,
    et al.,
    Health Sci J. 2015, 10:1.
    The aim of the foregoing paper was to evaluate the level of anxiety and depression
    in patients with chronic lower limb ischaemia.
    The research material was patients of the Clinic of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery at
    the University Clinical Centre in Gdańsk that were qualified for surgical treatment
    and Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty.
    A diagnostic poll method was used for the purpose of this paper. Sociodemographic
    and clinical data was collected with the use of an original survey
    questionnaire. Evaluation of the presence of negative emotions such as anxiety
    and depression was conducted with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
    (HADS). First examination was performed in the first day of hospitalization, the
    next in the third and sixth month from the date of the first examination.
    The average value of anxiety level in particular measurements reached similar
    levels and placed the examined groups at the borderline. The average value
    of depression placed the group of patients treated surgically on the verge of
    depression. In terms of depression, patients qualified for surgical treatment were
    given higher points.
    1. Patients undergoing Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty showed
    borderline symptoms of anxiety, whereas patients treated surgically
    showed borderline symptoms of anxiety and depression during a six-month
    2. Patients qualified for surgical treatment showed higher level of depression.

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  2. dRochers

    dRochers New Member

    My own father is struggling, and especially since my stepmom died last year –with grief, executive function after a few strokes, and social anxiety, along with across-the-board severe depression. My brothers and I took over 2 years ago. We got him into a GP, access to a therapist, found several grief groups, and he has recently moved into a lovely independent-living retirement community that provides social interaction, meal access when he doesn’t feel like cooking, and additional resources. We have been advised that we need to STOP taking over for Dad, that he needs to reach now. His doctors have advised that we are doing too much, and Dad doesn’t have the necessary incentives to make changes in his life, because we are removing all negative and painful stimuli in an effort to buffer him. Dad is 65, and his doctors said that unless we can sustain this indefinitely, this is the time for him to learn to take back over control of his life, his grief, and his depression. So I support the idea that we may need to Step Up and even Take Over short-term for loved ones who are really struggling. But I also think there is a balance shift, and it is different for everyone, when the immediate crisis has subsided and “taking over” is no longer serving anyone. I’m betting LW1 and I probably are not in much disagreement over this point, but I just wanted to emphasize the differences between short- and long-term strategies for helping loved ones navigate prolonged mental health care needs. However, mental health care differs from city to city. My cousin with her husband moved from a major city where doctor waits might be a week or two out but they always return calls or get you in with a wait list, to a small city where they don't return phone calls and when they do, are indeed a month or two out. Her husband has been trying to find a mental health professional for literal months. He found one, met with her twice, and she made several recommendations for MDs so the calls started all over again. It might just be as simple as not enough doctors to help, but it also might be a lack of urgency as a cultural difference. They're trying to overcome it too and it's been a huge struggle, and very disheartening. But it's really good they're not trying self medicating. I personally believe traditional medicine and healthy lifestyle can relieve depression and anxiety (I've tried yoga and healthy teas like from shalajit to help me deal with my anxiety; still my depression wasn't severe -- just a temporary feeling of job burnout -- but before making this choice, I researched the subject (checked informative posts at https://purblack.com/ and https://medium.com/ and read books like https://books.google.com.ua/books?id=6oTYbTZsthwC, talked it over with our family doctor and only then made a careful decision), but still not always. And one should be careful enough not to mess up with one's mental health, since if they do, here might not be coming back.

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