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COVID-19 Survivors Experience Significant Rate of PTSD, Study Says

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COVID-19 Survivors Experience Significant Rate of PTSD, Study Says . The study was published in 'JAMA Psychiatry.'. It examined data relating to 381 patients who went to the ER to be treated for coronavirus. . Most of them ended up being hospitalized. 30.2% of those patients developed PTSD, 17.3% displayed traits of a depressive episode and 7% experienced anxiety. PTSD development was higher in people with a history of psychiatric disorders, delirium during acute illness and in women. According to the study, those who developed PTSD were also more likely to report prolonged COVID-19 symptoms. Another study, conducted by researchers from Britain's Oxford University and published in 'The Lancet Psychiatry,' . found that up to one in five people who have survived COVID-19 develop psychiatric symptoms