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Traumatized by Hospital Stay: 1 in 3 Patients Develop PTSD from ICU
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Another reason to be wary of a hospital stay- a new study shows that patients who survive intensive care units in hospitals are at high risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
PTSD is in the news most often in relation to combat veterans, but researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that one in three people who survived an intensive care unit (ICU) stay for acute lung injury showed PTSD symptoms that lasted up to two years.
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