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Amputee Life — Coping with Limb Loss

How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Cope With Limb Loss

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Coping with limb loss is challenging. It’s not easy to go through any of these thoughts: anxiety, decreased self-esteem, denial, depression, distorted body image, increased dependency, and significant social isolation levels, which can often lead to loss of career or relationships.

Emotional intelligence can help you cope with limb loss.

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A Primer on Amputee Hiking

Posted by Bryan Potok on

If you’re looking for activities that can help you stay active, consider hiking. It is an activity that will work your strength and cardio. With hiking season already in full swing, some might be considering a hike on the nearest trail or perhaps just in your neighborhood. Here are some things you need to know.

Everything you need to know about amputee hiking.

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Can You Think Your Way Out of Depression?

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Psychotherapy and regular talk therapy, with the guidance of a professional, are both proven effective in dealing with depression. Some people can look at how simple these practices appear and think they can get the same benefits through self-reflection and venture to think their way out of depression. Does this DIY approach to treating depression work?

Is it possible to think your way out of depression?

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Medical Marijuana: A Viable Alternative for Relieving Phantom Pain

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Chronic phantom limb pain can be a debilitating condition. For those who suffer from PLP, it affects every area of life, causing even the simplest of tasks to be a struggle. Although some people report that their phantom pain gets resolved without treatment, others can find themselves depressed because of the continuous battle with phantom pain.

Medical marijuana as a viable alternative treatment for phantom limb pain.

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Dating After Limb Loss: What to Expect

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Dating can be challenging, especially with the abundance of online dating apps. It often feels like you only have a few seconds to catch someone's attention, with the hope that it will be a special match. So, is the current dating landscape favorable for amputees?

What to expect when dating after limb loss.

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