Assistant professor of Geriatric Psychiatry Patricia S. Andrews, M.D., recently served as lead author on the paper "Delirium, depression, and long-term cognition," published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics. In this new publication, Dr. Andrews et. al. found that patients with a depression history prior to ICU stay exhibit a greater severity of depressive symptoms in the year after hospitalization.
Andrews PS, Thompson J, Raman R, Rick C, Kiehl A, Pandharipande P, Jackson JC, Taylor WD, Ely EW, Wilson JE. Delirium, depression, and long-term cognition. Int Psychogeriatr. 2021 Nov 12:1-6. doi: 10.1017/S1041610221002556. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34763741.