Physical recovery in critically ill patients can predict remission of anxiety and PTSD symptoms

In a two-year longitudinal study involving 13 intensive care units in four US hospitals, researchers found that better physical functioning — basic and complex activities considered essential for maintaining independence — is associated with remission of general anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. These findings may help clinicians be better prepared for caring for the growing number of survivors of critical illness, potentially leading to a better quality of recovery for patients. —> Read More Here


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