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Commentary on: Nagarajan R, Krishnamoorthy Y, Basavarachar V, et al. Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder among survivors of severe COVID-19 infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Affect Disord. 2022 Feb 15;299:52–59. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.11.040. Epub 2021 Nov 17.
Implications for practice and research
There is a need to upskill healthcare professionals especially those without mental health training to better recognise and provide support to people with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder due to the pandemic.
Future studies can explore the protective factors for survivors of severe COVID-19 infections.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains in most nations of the World. While the rate of infections is still high, the death rate has fallen …
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