Help Ensure PTSD Patients Are on the Right Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder affects more than just veterans.
We know that any traumatic event...such as a natural disaster, car accident, or sexual assault...can lead to PTSD. Symptoms can include severe anxiety, nightmares, and flashbacks. Keep in mind, about 10% of ICU survivors experience PTSD one year after discharge.
Treat ACUTE, severe stress reactions similar to how you would other patients. Consider benzodiazepines, haloperidol, etc.