Thursday, October 30, 2008

Depression and COPD

Depression is already known to be linked to worse outcomes for people recovering from heart attacks or with other cardiovascular problems and now new research has shown that it is also linked to worse outcomes in the lung disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study of 491 people with COPD in China found that depression was associated with a 50% worsening of COPD symptoms while anxious patients had instances of worsening symptoms that were nearly twice as long as patients without anxiety.

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