A patient is treated and sustained in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which results in the risk of depression, a new study suggests. And among the survivors of the ICU, depression was associated with high risk of death in the next two years, researchers found.
Former ICU patients have reported symptoms of psychological disorders, anxiety, depression, and PTSD, according to a study published in Psychological Disorders.
"Psychological Problems – Anxiety, Depression, PTSD – Very Common After Treatment for Serious Illness in ICU and When It Occurs, Often Complicated," Principal Robert Hatch, Intensive Care Medicine, and NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow at the Honorary Clinical Study Was there. Research Associate at Oxford University. "Patients who have reported symptoms of depression are likely to die 47% more for any reason during the two years following the ICU, who have not reported these symptoms."
Hatch and his colleagues followed 4,943 ICU patients who spent at least 24 hours in the UK in 2006 and 26 between 26 and 26. Patients were asked to fill the questionnaire after three and 12 months after discharge with intensive care.
Questionnaire Check for signs and symptoms of psychological disorders. When the analyzes were analyzed, researchers decided that 46 percent of patients experience symptoms associated with anxiety disorders, report 40 percent of depression symptoms, and 22 percent report symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Often, patients have more than one disorder symptoms. In fact, 18% of patients met the criteria for all three psychological conditions.
The patients who reported symptoms of depression with the diagnosis of depression are likely to die 47% more for any reason during the next two years after leaving the ICU, who have not reported these symptoms. An increase in the risk of death is not associated with anxiety or symptoms of PTSD.
Hatch said in an email that the reason to diagnose and diagnose psychological problems is very important; it is the main cause of poor quality of life after a serious illness and it is potentially remedial. "Our findings indicate that depression can be a health marketer after the diagnosis of a serious illness in ICU and medical practitioners who follow former ICU patients should take this into consideration."
Professor Dr. John Hopkins Associate Professor of Psychotherapy New findings for John Beanewenu were surprising.
"We know that symptoms of depression were associated with the poor quality of life after a serious illness," said Beenwenu. "But this shows that they are also involved in mortality. I had to face the fact that they are 47 percent more likely to die."
Bienvenu said that the US In the same study, most of the same results will be seen.
Studies do not understand why depression can reduce life, there is a study in other fields of medicine that will help to light up the subject, said Bienven. "In patients with diabetes and heart disease, depression affects how they feel, they affect their behavior," he explained. "From diabetes literature we know that depressed patients often do not take good care of themselves: they do not take their medicines and they miss the appointment with their doctors."
BCwenu said that Solution can better monitor patients after leaving the ICU. He added "At Hopkins, we are talking about doing good work for screening patients for mental symptoms, after they have been treated and released from the ICU." "Then we can get treatment for all those who do positive screen."