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Name of Media:

Covid-19 trauma can cause mental problems, experts warn


Nicholas Chung

Publisher or Source:

Free Malaysia Today

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

General Public

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Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:



PETALING JAYA: Health experts have warned of threats to the mental well-being of frontliners in the fight against Covid-19 and also of recovered patients and their family members.

One expert said frontliners could develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from treating patients who eventually died and another said patients who underwent critical care could experience what he referred to as the “post-intensive-care syndrome”.

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