Depression and anxiety in COPD


Depression and anxiety in COPD are regular in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), assessments of their pervasiveness differ significantly. These likely reflect the assortment of scales and strategies used to measure such symptoms. Patients with COPD with three or more comorbidities are more likely to be frequently hospitalized and may die prematurely compared to COPD patients without comorbidities.  An uplifted experience of dyspnoea is probably contributing component to anxiety. Feelings of depression may be precipitated by the loss and grief associated with the disability of COPD. Smoking has been associated with nicotine addiction, and the factors that contribute to smoking may also predispose to anxiety and depressive disorders. The cause of depression and anxiety symptoms are multifactorial and include behavioural, social and biological factors. Lung Conferences exhibits randomized controlled trials show that activity exercise training and precisely chose pharmacological treatment are regularly effective in ameliorating anxiety and depression.


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