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Mind and mood — how psychosocial factors shape recovery from surgery

Lauren Finestone

Research shows that our emotional and mental state can influence how well we heal and bounce back from surgery.

As advances in surgical techniques have led to less invasive medical procedures, patients now anticipate speedier and less painful recoveries from surgeries.  Even considering patient characteristics (like sex and age), clinical factors (like the type and severity of the injury), the part of the body being operated on, and underlying health conditions — all of which have been shown to affect recovery time — people still vary...

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Published 13 September, 2023