Monday, October 1, 2012

1 in 5 Spine Surgery Patients Develop PTSD | Psych Central News

Nearly 20 percent of people — or 1 in 5 — who go through low back fusion surgery develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, according to a new study.
While past studies have documented PTSD symptoms in trauma, cancer and organ transplant patients, the new study from the Oregon Health & Science University is among the first to monitor for PTSD symptoms in patients undergoing an elective medical procedure, according to Robert Hart, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation, and senior author of the study.


1 in 5 Spine Surgery Patients Develop PTSD | Psych Central News

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