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Article: Feeling low or sad

Getting better after being in hospital can take some time. You may feel relieved to be home, but you may also feel a sense of loss or sadness. Low mood can affect people in different ways. The following are all common signs of low mood: Feeling sad or empty Wanting to cry a lot Getting angry and annoyed with people Not wanting to do things you normally enjoy such as going out Not wanting to have contact with family and friends Using unhealthy life choices to take your mind off how...

Article: Irritability and mood swings

It is common to feel that your mood and emotions are much more ‘up and down’ for a while after having spent time in Intensive Care. Patients often say that when they get home or are more physically able, this is when the emotional impact of what has happened becomes much more obvious. The relief of being alive can sometimes be quickly followed by deep sadness or anger about “why me?” and “it’s so unfair”. Not knowing or not remembering how you...