COVID-19 and Post Intensive Care Syndrome


  • Ancy Mariam Wilson Undergraduate Student, Department of Psychology, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Neeta Gerosa Pereira Head, Department of Psychology, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bangalore, Karnataka, India



COVID-19, Post Intensive Care Syndrome, Delirium, Older Adults, Quality of Life.


COVID-19 has led to a significant number of neuropsychological deficits. Post-Intensive Care Syndrome or PICS awakes a worsened state of cognitive, emotional, mental, and physical impairments to a patient post any critical illness in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The COVID-19 Pandemic may result in a larger number of survivors post the virus to be associated with PICS. Previous healthcare crisis much like this one has resulted in the prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among survivors, and PICS awakens a new set of vulnerability. To allocate the different sequalae of the virus, symptoms of post COVID-19 PICS to increase recognition of it amongst ICU survivors- especially older adults, this paper integrates the research across related areas and its new challenges for post COVID-19 survivors and their family.


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Ancy Mariam Wilson, & Neeta Gerosa Pereira. (2022). COVID-19 and Post Intensive Care Syndrome. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 10(1).

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