Name of Media:

Patient Guide: Critical Illness, Intensive Care, And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Matthew Whalley, Dr; and Hardeep Kaur, Dr

Publisher or Source:

Psychology Tools

Type of Media:

Medical Professional Education

Media Originally for:

Former ICU Patients, Former ICU Patients' Family Members, Friends or Caregivers, General Public

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

COVID-19 Related:



This guide is for:
• People who have survived a frightening medical experience, such as being admitted to
critical care (intensive care).
• People who have been hospitalized with severe medical problems related to COVID-19.
• Their family and friends.
• Mental health and medical professionals who want to understand more about how to help.
If you have had any of the experiences described in this guide, you might find some of the examples ‘triggering’ or upsetting. Remember that there is nothing in this guide which can harm you, and that learning about what has happened (and is still happening) to you can help your recovery. We suggest that you read it slowly in sections, and that if you find it too overwhelming to approach it with the help of a health professional.

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