Objectives: To investigate if light sedation favorably affects subsequent patient mental health compared with deep sedation. Patients: Adult patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Interventions: Patients were randomized to receive either light (patient awake and cooperative) or deep sedation (patient asleep, awakening upon physical stimulation).
Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder are common in patients after they have undergone prolonged mechanical ventilation and are associated with sedation depth. Measurements and Main Results: Self-reported measures of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression were collected at intensive care unit discharge and 4 wks later.
Serious mental diseases are much more common than generally suspected.
It has been estimated that about 10% of Australians require institutionalised psychiatric treatment at some time during their lives.The oldest reference to severe depression was written 2,500 years ago in the Bible's Book of Job.The Bible tells the story of Job, a very just and rich man, who suddenly lost everything - his family, his possessions, and his health.If you subscribe to any of our print newsletters and have never activated your online account, please activate your account below for online access.By activating your account, you will create a login and password.