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Nearly 25% of Health Care Workers Experience PTSD During an Epidemic: Study – The Swaddle

One year after a past outbreak ended, 12% of health care workers still had symptoms of post-traumatic stress.



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Health care workers deal with anxiety, depression, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during the most intense stage of and up to a year after an epidemic, say researchers. The analysis of mental health in previous global health crises will aid health care professionals working through the current Covid19 pandemic.
Published in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology, a meta-analysis of 19 studies reveals that almost a quarter of health care workers experienced post-traumat…

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