Anxiety and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: prevalence, impact, and treatment.

@article{Brenes2003AnxietyAC,
  title={Anxiety and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: prevalence, impact, and treatment.},
  author={Gretchen A. Brenes},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={963-70}
}
OBJECTIVE This article reviews the prevalence of anxiety disorders in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as well as the impact of comorbid anxiety on quality of life in patients with COPD. Published studies on three types of treatments for anxiety are then reviewed: psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. MATERIALS AND METHODS A PubMed search was conducted of the literature from 1966 through 2002 using the keywords anxiety, chronic… CONTINUE READING