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Why Intensive Care Leads To PTSD

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Why Intensive Care Leads To PTSD

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Why Intensive Care Leads To PTSD

Why Intensive Care Leads To PTSD

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A new study shows about 20 percent of patients checking out of hospital intensive care units suffer post traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Sydney Spiesel — a practicing pediatrician and professor at Yale Medical School — talks to Madeleine Brand about why this happens and what hospitals can do.

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