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Name of Media:

Identifying clinical and acute psychological risk factors
for PTSD after critical care: a systematic review


D Wade , R Hardy, D Howell, M Mythen

Publisher or Source:


Type of Media:

Medical Journal

Media Originally for:

General Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:



The quality and number of post-ICU PTSD studies has increased over time, and we can be more confident in the accumulated findings. Evidence from both periods suggests that up to 27% of ICU survivors suffer from PTSD. There is also increasing evidence that use of benzodiazepines and duration of sedation, along with fear, stress and delirium in the ICU are likely risk factors for subsequent PTSD.

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