Post Surgical Depression

Most people with post surgery depression are not expecting it to occur.  Dloctors don't warn people about this and if they do they tell them, well it's do to your worry about your surgical procedure."  This is not necessarily true.  Some of the factors that have been looked at are the anesthetics used, guilt of imposing on others post surgery, and the list goes on.  Knowing that depression post surgery is a real thing can go a long way to anticipating it and being ready when the feelings arise.  One of the more common post surgical depressions are those that have had Bypass Graft Surgery.  Often these people have no history of depression, it just seem kindled by the surgery itself.  If you think you may have this type of depression TMS or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation seems to aid this tyoe of depression better than typical antidepressants.


William Shryer, DCSW, LCSW

Clinical Director

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