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Mental health
Risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder high among post survivors of severe COVID-19 infections
  1. Michael Olasoji
  1. Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University College of Science Engineering and Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael Olasoji, Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University College of Science Engineering and Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; michael.olasoji{at}rmit.edu.au

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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.

Context

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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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.