Prevalence of psychomorbidity among patients with chronic cough

  title={Prevalence of psychomorbidity among patients with chronic cough},
  author={Lorcan P. A. McGarvey and Carol Carton and Lucy A Gamble and Liam G Heaney and Richard Shepherd and Madeleine Ennis and J Macmahon},
  journal={Cough (London, England)},
  pages={4 - 4}
BACKGROUND Chronic cough may cause significant emotional distress and although patients are not routinely assessed for co-existent psychomorbidity, a cough that is refractory to any treatment is sometimes suspected to be functional in origin. It is not known if patients with chronic cough referred for specialist evaluation have emotional impairment but failure to recognise this may influence treatment outcomes. In this cross-sectional study, levels of psychomorbidity were measured in patients… CONTINUE READING


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