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Name of Media:

Op-Ed: The trauma that comes after surviving COVID-19


Marissa Wagner Mery

Publisher or Source:

Los Angeles Times

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

General Public

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

COVID-19 Related:



Since nearly half of all patients with severe respiratory failure who are placed on a ventilator die, we tend to declare victory if a COVID-19 patient comes off the machine alive. But the reality is that many survivors of severe respiratory failure and other forms of critical illness fare poorly, even if they do beat their underlying disease. Their likelihood of developing PTSD, depression or anxiety is similar to that of soldiers returning from combat.

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