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Dealing with the Emotional Apects of COPD

Posted by Lisa Burkhart on Aug 30, 2017 11:18:28 AM

Many with COPD also struggle with anxiety.  If you are having trouble breathing, anxiety is a natural reaction. Once you've had an exacerbation where you were struggling to breathe anxiety that you might have another is understandable. Depression can easily set in knowing that you have a progressive illness. Fear, anxiety, and depression are all understandable but we encourage you to find ways to cope with the emotional aspect of respiratory illness.

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Topics: anxiety, COPD, COPD Exacerbations

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