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Increased Risk for Suicide, Self-harm in ICU Survivors
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Former ICU Patients,Former ICU Patients' Family Members, Friends or Caregivers,General Public
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Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
Critically ill adults who survive a stint in the intensive care unit (ICU) have a small, increased risk for future suicide and self-harm compared to their peers with a non-ICU hospital stay, new research shows.
In addition, the study revealed that younger patients who have a history of mental illness may be particularly susceptible to suicide attempts following a stint in the ICU.
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