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A Third of Patients Recovered from COVID May Have PTSD

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A single-center study in Italy has shown that nearly 30% of the patients who recovered from COVID-19 developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Overall, 381 patients were followed. Women were more likely to develop PTSD (55.7%).Those who went on to develop PTSD had higher rates of history of psychiatric disorder (34.8%), and had higher odds of having had delirium or agitation during acute illness (16.5%). These patients were also reported to have more persistent medical symptoms following their initial illness (62.6%). Besides PTSD, it was noted that 17.3% had depressive episodes and 7% had generalized anxiety disorder. The study is published in JAMA Psychiatry… (Medpage Today)
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