This is a podcast-brief from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center.
Ultimately, most people report a good quality of life following a burn injury, but the months following the injury can be challenging. There can be emotional challenges during recovery, like changes in the way you feel. You might find it more difficult to sleep, harder to relax, and it might be harder to find enjoyment in the things that used to give you pleasure.
Psychological Distress after Burn Injury is a factsheet from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center. This factsheet outlines the causes of much of the psychological distress that occurs after burn injury, and it describes the effects of the distress on health and recovery. And the factsheet offers suggestions on what you can do if you’re having problems.
Visit msktc.org/burn, and get the answers you need from experts who conduct innovative and high-quality research, provide patient care, and work to improve the health and overall quality of life for people with burn injury. That’s msktc.org/burn.