Links Between COPD and Anxiety

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Post  DHF on Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:21 pm

Links Between COPD and Anxiety

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is best defined by Merriam-Webster as “An abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it.”3

It’s apprehension. It’s constantly worrying about what might happen in the future, or what might not happen. For instance, it’s worrying that you might become short of breath or that you will get worse. It can even be feeling regret about something you did in the past, such as smoking cigarettes.

While it may be common, it is not normal to constantly worry in this way. However, anxiety is a real medical condition with real treatments. Getting proper treatment begins with a proper diagnosis.

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