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Some Covid-19 hospital patients ‘suffer PTSD’ – what are the key signs?
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
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Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that the NHS says is caused by “very stressful, frightening or distressing events”, and new research suggests Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital can suffer from it, particularly if they require a ventilator.
The research, published in the journal BJPsych Open from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, looked at 13,049 survivors in the UK who had suspected or confirmed Covid-19.
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