Psychological and Cognitive Impact of Critical Illness

ISBN : 9780199398690

O. Joseph Bienvenu; Ramona O. Hopkins; Christina Jones
240 ページ
156 x 235 mm

Neuropsychiatric problems after critical illness are receiving increasing attention, particularly in the critical care medicine literature, but mental health and primary care clinicians should also be interested in these common problems, given the growing number of critical illness survivors who need care. Patients frequently come out of the intensive care unit (ICU) with horrifying distorted memories and don't understand what has happened to them. Not only are patients debilitated with ICU-acquired weakness and cognitive impairment, they are traumatized by actual experiences (e.g., shortness of breath and pain) and distorted memories (of being tortured, raped, assaulted, or imprisoned) shaped by delirium. Patients' family members are also frequently quite distressed, and children surviving critical illnesses appear to have similar experiences to adults. This book provides an overview of the nature and epidemiology of cognitive and other psychiatric problems in this growing population, and it addresses the small but growing literature on prevention and early intervention efforts. Addressing these problems successfully will require collaborative interventions, both in-ICU and post-ICU.


Overview: Psychological and Cognitive Impact of Critical Illness
O. Joseph Bienvenu, Christina Jones, and Ramona O. Hopkins
1. Personal journeys through understanding the psychological and cognitive problems faced by critical illness survivors
Christina Jones, Peter Gibb, and Ramona O. Hopkins
2. Delirium in critically ill patients
Mark van den Boogaard and Paul Rood
3. Critical Illness and Long-term Cognitive Impairment
Ramona O. Hopkins, PhD, Maria E. Carlo, MD, James C. Jackson, PsyD
4. Psychological impact of critical illness
O. Joseph Bienvenu and Christina Jones
5. Rehabilitation psychology insights for the treatment of critical illness survivors
Jennifer E. Jutte, James C. Jackson, and Ramona O. Hopkins
6. Prevention and treatment of posttraumatic stress and depressive phenomena in critical illness survivors
Christina Jones and O. Joseph Bienvenu
7. Supporting pediatric patients and their families during and after intensive care treatment
Gillian Coville
8. Family Response to Critical Illness
Judy E. Davidson and Giroa Netzer


O. Joseph Bienvenu, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Director, General Hospital Psychiatry Inpatient Consultation Service Johns Hopkins Hospital Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Anxiety Disorders Clinic and Residents' Outpatient Continuity Clinic Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Christina Jones, RN, PhD Nurse Consultant Critical Care Rehabilitation Whiston Hospital; Ramona O. Hopkins, PhD Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience Director, Neuroscience Center Brigham Young University Clinical Research Investigator, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division Department of Medicine Intermountain Medical Center Center for Humanizing Critical Care Intermountain Healthcare