Survivors of severe coronavirus cases are battling delirium, including terrifying hallucinations and disorientation

Many coronavirus survivors who have spent weeks or months on ventilators in the ICU are experiencing delirium, which can involve terrifying hallucinations and lead to long-term consequences. 

The after-effect is common after long ICU stays, but may reach “epidemic” levels among coronavirus patients, , one expert said. Coronavirus patients seem to be especially susceptible to delirium due to physical isolation, medication shortages, and lengthy ICU stays, among other factors. Still, most survivors are predicted to overcome the potential psychological consequences, especially if healthcare workers continue to be creative in how they avert them.  Visit Business Insider’s

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