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ICU Hospitalization Tied To PTSD
Rick Nauert PhD
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New research discovers post-traumatic stress disorder can occur after a stay in an intensive care unit.
PTSD is often associated with warfare, major catastrophes and assault, not hospitalization. However, in a new study Johns Hopkins researchers found the disorder is present in almost one-quarter of patients who survive a critical illness and stay in the intensive care unit (ICU).
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