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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 1-2 ( February-August, 2009 ) > List of Articles


Psychotherapeutic Intervention of Reactions in Amputation: Two Case Studies

Akash Kr. Mahato, Susmita Halder

Keywords : Amputee, Depression, Anxiety, Psychotherapy

Citation Information : Mahato AK, Halder S. Psychotherapeutic Intervention of Reactions in Amputation: Two Case Studies. 2009; 12 (1-2):66-68.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-12-1--2-66

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).


Amputation is a traumatic event for an individual. The resultant disability brings along gross changes and restrictions in patients occupational and psychosocial functioning. In Indian context, amputees are often at bay with psychotherapeutic intervention and left to cope with the challenging situation on their own. Psychotherapeutic interventions can be handy in helping these patients to cope up with their emotional turmoil and adjust with the situation. We report the case of two transfemoral amputee patients from CRC Bhopal, who were presented with Depression, anxiety and other emotional problems and underwent Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and supportive psychotherapy for 6 weeks.

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