Hysterectomy and post traumatic stress
The Hysterectomy Association recently helped in gathering research evidence looking at the emotional impact of a hysterectomy. What the study found was that whilst a hysterectomy on its own probably would not create a situation where women suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, it could be a contributory factor if the woman had also suffered previous events or illnesses which had a high stress factor involved. If this is the case then the hysterectomy simply acts as a trigger.
(PTSD Symptoms following hysterectomy: Alexithymeia and health locus of control, Wright, JD, University of Plymouth).