The prevalence of anxiety disorders in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Am J Psychiatry. 1990 Feb;147(2):200-1. doi: 10.1176/ajp.147.2.200.


Fifty consecutive outpatients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were evaluated for lifetime prevalence of psychiatric morbidity. Eight percent had a diagnosis of panic disorder. This finding suggests that this patient population should be monitored for panic disorder.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anxiety Disorders / complications
  • Anxiety Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Fear*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Obstructive / complications*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • New York
  • Panic*