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Depression and PTSD symptoms in caregivers of lung transplant patients
Date:5/18/2008

he average in the general population of six to seven percent, she continued. This suggests that there is a significant burden of psychological symptoms in family members which has previously been unrecognized.

The study demonstrates that there is an urgent need for significant improvement in areas such as symptom management. Dr. Gries believes that having trained counselors to help family members with emotional needs, as well as financial issues, could reduce the stress on caregivers. We hope that our findings will increase awareness among clinicians that caregivers experience a significant burden of symptoms and may need additional support, she concluded.


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