POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AS ONE OF EMERGING PSYCHIATRIC CONSEQUENCES OF COVID-19

  • Hafiz Shafique Ahmed Assistant Professor Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Nishtar Medical University Multan
  • Naeem Ullah Leghari Associate Professor & Chairperson, Dept of Psychiatry, Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Khizra Iqbal Clinical Psychologist Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Owais Kreem Assistant Professor Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Nishtar Medical University Multan
  • Musarrat Jahan Senior Registrar, Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur.
  • Saima Dastgeer Assistant professor Psychology Govt. Graduate college of Home economics Multan

Abstract

Objective: In this study, we aimed to determine the associated factors in prevalence of PTSD among patients with COVID-19 who were treated.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study

Place and duration of the study: the study was conducted in medical OPD of DG khan from August, 2021 to December, 2021.

Subjects and method:  120 PTSD patients were approached through convenient sampling technique. PCL-5 scale was used to assess severity of PTSD symptoms. SPSS-22 was used to analyse the data.

Results: showed the severity of PTSD symptoms, in the patients re-experiencing symptoms were quite a bit  31.7%, avoidance were extreme 30%, symptoms of negative alteration in cognition and mood were moderate 37.5% in most of the patients and hyperarousal was quite a bit severe 37.5% in most of the patients. 

Conclusions
the findings confirm that PTSD symptoms were moderate to severe including the re-experiencing, avoidance, alteration in mood and cognition and hyperarousal in most of the participants who were exposed to COVID-19 symptoms.  There should be some preventive measures and interventions to overcome and protect individuals from PTSD symptoms.

Key Words: COVID-19, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Eye witnessed

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Author Biographies

Hafiz Shafique Ahmed, Assistant Professor Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Nishtar Medical University Multan

MBBS, FCPS(Psych)

Assistant Professor Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Nishtar Medical University Multan

Naeem Ullah Leghari, Associate Professor & Chairperson, Dept of Psychiatry, Nishtar Medical University, Multan

MBBS, DPM, FCPS

Associate Professor & Chairperson, Dept of Psychiatry, Nishtar Medical University, Multan

Khizra Iqbal, Clinical Psychologist Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Nishtar Medical University, Multan

M.S.C, M.Phil

Clinical Psychologist

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Nishtar Medical University, Multan

Owais Kreem, Assistant Professor Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Nishtar Medical University Multan

Dr. Owais Kareem

MBBS, FCPS

Assistant Professor,

Dept of Psychiatry, Nishtar Medical University, Multan

Musarrat Jahan, Senior Registrar, Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur.

Senior Registrar, Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur.

Saima Dastgeer, Assistant professor Psychology Govt. Graduate college of Home economics Multan

Ph.D Applied Psychology

Assistant professor Psychology

Govt. Graduate college of Home economics Multan

Published
2023-03-03
How to Cite
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Ahmed HS, Leghari NU, Iqbal K, Kreem O, Jahan M, Dastgeer S. POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AS ONE OF EMERGING PSYCHIATRIC CONSEQUENCES OF COVID-19. J Pak Psychiatr Soc [Internet]. 2023Mar.3 [cited 2024Jul.24];20(01):27-1. Available from: https://jpps.pk/index.php/journal/article/view/215