Study finds one in three former ICU patients shows symptoms of depression

Posted by on August 15, 2016 3:14 pm
Categories: health

Almost one in three people discharged from hospital intensive care units has clinically important and persistent symptoms of depression, a so-called meta-analysis of reports on more than 4,000 patients suggests. In some patients, the symptoms can last for a year or more, and they are notably more likely in people with a history of psychological distress before an ICU stay, the investigators say.

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