Sex differences in the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and psychological distress in patients with COPD.

@article{Laurin2007SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and psychological distress in patients with COPD.},
  author={Catherine Laurin and Kim L Lavoie and Simon L Bacon and Gilles Dupuis and Guillaume Lacoste and Andr{\'e} Cartier and Manon Labrecque},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2007},
  volume={132 1},
  pages={
          148-55
        }
}
BACKGROUND Psychiatric disorders are highly prevalent in patients with COPD. In general, psychiatric disorders are more common in women than in men. The extent to which women with COPD suffer from greater psychiatric and psychological morbidity is not known. The present cross-sectional study evaluated the prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders, levels of psychological distress, and quality of life in 62 women and 54 men with documented, stable COPD. METHODS All patients (n = 116) underwent… CONTINUE READING

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