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Depression: What You Should Know A Guide for People with Spinal Cord Injury

Résumé Some signs of depression are listed below. If you have any of these signs, don’t wait for a scheduled checkup. Call your primary care physician right away. If you know someone with a spinal cord injury who has any of these signs, encourage that person to see a primary care physician and get a referral to a mental health professional. These include psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and family therapists. Some Signs of Depression Having one or more of these signs doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re depressed. But they could mean that something is wrong. • You think about killing yourself or have tried to commit suicide • You feel sad, or empty, or cry often • You feel worthless, hopeless, or guilty often, or all the time • You have trouble sleeping or sleep much more than you usually do • You don’t care much about activities you used to enjoy • You’ve gotten careless about personal habits like bathing, brushing your teeth, changing your clothes • You’re tired a lot or have much less energy than you used to • You have problems concentrating or making decisions • You have much less or much more appetite than usual (people may have noticed that you have either gained or lost weight) • You feel slowed down, heavy, or sluggish • You have so much nervous energy that it’s hard to relax or keep still • You avoid your friends and people you care about • You turn to alcohol or drugs when feeling angry or sad • You have less interest in sex than usual • You feel irritable or get mad more easily Important: Depression is often related to a medical condition like spinal cord injury, and it can be treated. Depression can ruin lives. Don’t let it ruin your life or the life of someone you care about!
AuteursJason Mask, Edward Hines, Kimberly Arlinghaus, Helen Bosshart, Lester Butt, Thomas Mobley et collaborateurs
Titre de revue/journal, volume et numéroConsortium for Spinal Cord Medicine. Clinical practice guidelines
Langue de la publication et/ou de traductionAnglais (langue d’origine)
Année de parution1999
Institutions affiliéesParalyzed Veterans of America
Lien vers la publicationhttps://pva.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/consumer-guide_depression.pdf
Type d’accès à la publicationGratuit
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