Psychiatric morbidity in patients with chronic airflow obstruction

Peter Mackinlay Yellowlees, J. H. Alpers, J. J. Bowden, G. D. Bryant, R. E. Ruffin

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Abstract

Fifty consecutive patients with chronic airflow obstruction who were admitted to a respiratory unit were assessed medically and psychiatrically. A high rate of psychiatric morbidity (58%) was detected with panic and other anxiety disorders (34%) being particularly prevalent. Various physiological and psychological reasons for the high rate of anxiety disorders are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-307
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume146
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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    Yellowlees, P. M., Alpers, J. H., Bowden, J. J., Bryant, G. D., & Ruffin, R. E. (1987). Psychiatric morbidity in patients with chronic airflow obstruction. Medical Journal of Australia, 146(6), 305-307.