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23 September 2010

Diary helps ICU patients with PTSD

A diary can help reduce intensive care patients' risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a difficult stay in the hospital, according to a new study.

A diary can help reduce intensive care patients' risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a difficult stay in the hospital, according to a new study.

"On average, one in 10 patients who stay more than 48 hours in intensive care will develop PTSD," said study author Richard Griffiths, a professor at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.

 
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