Based on research from previous pandemics, studies of critical care survivors, and emerging COVID-19 data, we estimate that up to 30% of survivors of severe COVID will develop PTSD. PTSD is frequently undetected across primary and secondary care settings and the psychological needs of survivors may be overshadowed by a focus on physical recovery. Delayed PTSD diagnosis is associated with poor outcomes. There is a clear case for survivors of severe COVID to be systematically screened for PTSD, and those that develop PTSD should receive timely access to evidence-based treatment for PTSD and other mental health problems by multidisciplinary teams.
|Journal||European Journal of Psychotraumatology|
|State||Published - 2022|
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© 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
- PTSD assessment
- Psychological trauma
- critical care
- intensive care
- long COVID
- mental health screening
- Mass Screening
- Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/diagnosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health