Review: ICU Patients At Increased Risk For PTSD

HealthDay (5/20, Dallas) reports that according to the results of a review presented at the American Thoracic Society’s annual meeting, “after being discharged from an intensive care unit (ICU), patients are at much greater risk for developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).” Researchers arrived at that conclusion after analyzing data from 28 studies involving “3,428 adults who survived an ICU stay. Of these, 429 were evaluated for symptoms of PTSD one to six months after they were discharged.”

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— “ICU Patients at Much Greater Risk for PTSD: Study,” Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay, May 19, 2014.

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