Both New-Onset And Persistent Depression May Be Common Among Individuals With COPD

MedPage Today (1/24, Boyles) reports that research suggests “both new-onset and persistent depression are common among” individuals “with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),” particularly “women with the disease and patients with a history of stroke.” Investigators found that nearly “one in four patients had depressive symptoms lasting at least 3 years in an analysis of data on close to 1,600 participants in the longitudinal ECLIPSE study, designed to examine COPD progression.” Additionally, “depression was” linked to “worse COPD outcomes.” The findings were published in the journal CHEST.

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— “Persistent Depression Common With COPD,” Salynn Boyles, MedPage Today, January 24, 2016.

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