Psychiatric morbidity in patients with chronic airflow obstruction

Peter M. Yellowlees, John H. Alpers, Jeffrey J. Bowden, Geoffrey D. Bryant, Richard E. Ruffin

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    Abstract

    Fifty consecutive patients with chronic airflow obstruction who were admitted to a respiratory unit were assessed medically and psychiatrically. A high rate of psychiatric morbidity (58%) was detected with panic and other anxiety disorders (34%) being particularly prevalent. Various physiological and psychological reasons for the high rate of anxiety disorders are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)305-307
    Number of pages3
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Volume146
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1987

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