Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in COVID-19 survivors : online population survey

This study examined post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in 13 049 survivors of suspected or confirmed COVID-19, from the UK general population, as a function of severity and hospital admission status. Compared with mild COVID-19, significantly elevated rates of PTSD symptoms were identified in those requiring medical support at home (effect size 0.178 s.d., P = 0.0316), those requiring hospital admission without ventilation (effect size 0.234 s.d., P = 0.0064) and those requiring hospital admission with ventilator support (effect size 0.454 s.d., P < 0.001).


Intrusive images were the most prominent elevated symptom. Adequate psychiatric provision for such individuals will be of paramount importance. 


Samuel R. Chamberlain, Jon E. Grant, William Trender, Peter Hellyer and Adam Hampshire | 2021
In: BJPsych Open ; ISSN: 2056-4724 | 7 | 2 | march | e47
COVID-19 (en), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Psychotrauma, PTSD (en)