Depression and anxiety in COPD

Although feelings of anxiety and depression 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. 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. Randomized controlled trials show that activity exercise training and precisely chose pharmacological treatment are regularly effective in ameliorating anxiety and depression.

  • Prevalence in COPD
  • Classification and diagnostic criteria
  • Clinical features and impact
  • Screening and diagnosis
  • Risk factors
  • Mechanism of potential association with COPD

Related Conference of Depression and anxiety in COPD

May 23-24, 2018

Global Congress on Asthma and Allergy

Singapore

Depression and anxiety in COPD Conference Speakers