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Name of Media:

Post-ICU, many patients experience symptoms of depression


Lisa Watts

Publisher or Source:

Johns Hopkins Magazine

Type of Media:

Magazine Article

Media Originally for:

General Public

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:



High-pitched alarms beep sporadically. A ventilator wheezes. You have an IV line stuck in your arm, a breathing tube down your throat, and a catheter in your urethra. As a patient in a hospital intensive care unit, chances are good that you feel helpless, scared, and confused. Odds are also good, new research shows, that the ordeal could trigger mild to severe depression.

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