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Name of Media:

ICU Hospitalization Tied To PTSD


Rick Nauert PhD

Publisher or Source:

Psych Central

Type of Media:

Magazine Article

Media Originally for:

General Public

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

COVID-19 Related:



New research discovers post-traumatic stress disorder can occur after a stay in an intensive care unit.

PTSD is often associated with warfare, major catastrophes and assault, not hospitalization. However, in a new study Johns Hopkins researchers found the disorder is present in almost one-quarter of patients who survive a critical illness and stay in the intensive care unit (ICU).

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