Doctors, nurses suffer heightened anxiety in year of COVID, UCSF study finds

April 9, 2021

San Francisco Chronicle

Of the 1,600 doctors, nurses, social workers and other emergency room employees surveyed between May and July, half reported at least one symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder — including emotional exhaustion, insomnia or nightmares — because of their pandemic work, according to the study published Friday in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. One in 5 of those employees was found to be at high risk of PTSD.

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