Depression after Surgery in Patients
Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
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ISSN: 2167-1044

Editorial - (2021)Volume 10, Issue 4

Depression after Surgery in Patients

Vijay Seshadri*
*Correspondence: Vijay Seshadri, Psychiatrist, Government Mental Health Centre, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, Email:

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Recovery from surgery can be time-consuming and painful. Many people are optimistic that they are on their way to getting better. Depression, on the other hand, will strike at any moment. Depression is a risk that can arise after some form of surgery. It's a dangerous illness that requires immediate care in order to find medications that can help you scope.


Many patients who suffer from postsurgical depression should not anticipate it. Doctors don't often alert patients about it in advance. Factors that can play a role include:

• Being down prior to surgery

• Face one's own death persistent pain responses to an aesthesia reactions to pain medicines

• Concerns about the speed of healing due to the physical and emotional burden of surgery

• Concerns over any risks

• Concerns that the surgery would not be sufficiently burden linked to treatment, travel home, financial costs, and so on

• Postoperative depression is more common after such surgeries, but it can occur after any surgery.

According to a 2016 report According to Trusted Source, there is a correlation between post-surgery depression and chronic pain sufferers.

Symptoms of depression

Depression after surgery may be a sign of future discomfort.

• Fatigue

• Difficulty making decisions

• Problems with memory

• Eating more or less than usual

• Sleeping less or more than usual

• A loss of interest in activities • Irritability and restlessness

• Slow movements and speech

• Feelings of guilt, anxiety, stress, or a combination

• Feelings of hopelessness or despair with no specific reason

• Thoughts of harming oneself or of suicide

Depression also involves the risk of physical illness and delay the recovery from injury or other operation.

When Do You Seek Assistance?

Surgical signs such as nausea and a lack of stamina usually increase as the healing continues. Depression-related symptoms seldom change after surgery. Two weeks is plenty of time to see if the signs are any better or lingering.

Author Info

Vijay Seshadri*
Psychiatrist, Government Mental Health Centre, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Citation: Vijay S (2021) Depression after Surgery in Patients. J Dep Anxiety 10: 400.

Received: 15-Apr-2021 Accepted: 19-Apr-2021 Published: 23-Apr-2021 , DOI: 10.35248/2167-1044.21.10.400

Copyright: © 2021 Vijay S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.