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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 318-323

Psychiatric Sequelae of Amputation : II Long Term Effects


1 Professor, Department of Psychiatry, K.G. Medical College, Lucknow, India
2 Psychiatrist, Medical Officer, Provinical Medical Services, Basti, India
3 Professor & Head (Retd.), Department of Orthopaedics, K.G. Medical College, Lucknow, India
4 Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, K.G. Medical College, Lucknow, India
5 Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, K.G. Medical College, Lucknow, India
6 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, K.G. Medical College, Lucknow, India
7 Senior Statistician, Department of Psychiatry, K.G. Medical College, Lucknow, India

Correspondence Address:
J K Trivedi
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, K.G. Medical College, Lucknow
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Psychiatric sequelae present after 6 months to 2 years following amputation were studied in a group of 25 subjects. The subjects were screened on SCID, HRSD and HARS. The most common diagnoses were depressive disorder NOS (20.6%) and major depressive disorder (10.3%). Patients having right sided amputation were more psychiatrically ill than those with loss of a left limb. Phantom limb was seen in about two-thirds of the total sample-more in the sick group (about 88%) than in the non-sick group (about 55%). Pain in the phantom limb was seen more in the sick group, but telescopy and movement were more frequently complained of by subjects of the non-sick group.



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