COPD Patients Often Treated for Depression and Anxiety, Study Finds

COPD Patients Often Treated for Depression and Anxiety, Study Finds

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COPD Patients Often Treated for Depression and Anxiety, Study Finds

Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications are often prescribed to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pointing to a higher risk of psychiatric and mental health problems in this patient group, a large Dutch database study reported. These findings, its researchers noted, indicate that depression and anxiety are more common among people with COPD than those with other chronic illnesses, including rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes. Only people with skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis were seen to…

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