Post-traumatic Stress Experienced By Family Members Months After Loved One's Stay In Intensive Care Unit

Friday, September 26, 2008 - 13:35 in Psychology & Sociology

Family members may experience post-traumatic stress as many as six months after a loved one's stay in a hospital's intensive care unit (ICU), according to a new study. The study found that symptoms of anxiety and depression in family members of ICU patients diminished over time, but high rates of post-traumatic stress and complicated grief remained.

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