Anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress during ICU recovery

Walker, Rachel
December 2012
Queensland Nurse;Dec2012, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p29
The article focuses on anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress during intensive care unit (ICU) recovery. Patients with these emotional problems struggle with everyday activities like working and interacting with family and friends, which is due to various factors which include female gender, smoking, and alcohol use. After discharge, patients are assessed three times to understand the role of anxiety so that intervention can be developed to minimize anxiety.


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