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PTSD common following ICU stay

from MedPage Today

Even a year after a stay in an intensive care unit for nontraumatic illness, a high percentage of ICU patients exhibit signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers said. Between 34 percent and 36 percent of patients who survived an ICU experience exhibited PTSD symptoms 7 to 12 months later on the validated Impact of Events Scale, said Thiki Sricharoenchai, MD, an instructor in pulmonology at Thammasat University in Pathum Thani, Thailand. more

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