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PTSD Phenomena After Critical Illness

PTSD Phenomena After Critical Illness

Experiencing critical illness and intensive care can be extremely stressful. Roughly 1 in 5 critical illness survivors have clinically significant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in the year after intensive care, according to an article in press in the journal Critical Care Clinics.

The article, written by Oscar Joseph Bienvenu, MD, PhD and Ted-Avi Gerstenblith, MD (both from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore), focuses on one aspect of psychiatric morbidity in critical illness survivors, PTSD phenomena.

September 30, 2018

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