Approximate entropy of respiratory patterns in panic disorder.

  title={Approximate entropy of respiratory patterns in panic disorder.},
  author={Daniela Caldirola and Laura Bellodi and Andrea Caumo and Giovanni Migliarese and Giampaolo Perna},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={161 1},
OBJECTIVE Considerable evidence suggests a connection between panic disorder and respiration, but the nature of the respiratory abnormalities in panic disorder remains unclear. The authors investigated the breath-by-breath complexity of respiration dynamics in panic disorder. METHOD Respiratory physiology was assessed in 40 patients with panic disorder and 31 healthy comparison subjects by using a breath-by-breath stationary system for testing cardiorespiratory function. Irregularity in the… CONTINUE READING

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