Severe burn injuries can leave patients with permanent debilitating scars, but what about the emotional and psychological wounds? A new Loyola Medicine survey has found that nearly 16 percent of adults who suffer burn injuries also screen positive for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), indicating that the pain of burn injuries is more than skin deep. The survey was conducted by clinical psychologist Elizabeth Simmons, PsyD, licensed clinical social worker Kelly McElligott, AM, and colleagues from Loyola Medicine’s Burn Center, who presented their findings at the annual meeting of the American Burn Association in Chicago. “We identified a significant group of ... Read More
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