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ICU Treatment Linked to PTSD Symptoms

Jeff Levine



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A new study finds that treatment in the intensive care unit has a unique set of terrors -- painful enough to be a precipitating factor in the onset of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The conclusion comes from a German study of patients who spent at least one month in the intensive care unit (ICU) at the University of Munich and were evaluated for PTSD up to three years later.

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