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Steroids May Be Overrated in Treatment of COPD
Date:2/4/2010

collected data on 35,722 COPD patients and 35,722 healthy people.

The researchers found among those with COPD, 23.1 percent were diagnosed with depression, compared with 16.8 percent of people without COPD. Moreover, those with the most severe COPD had the greatest risk of developing depression.

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For more information on COPD, visit the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.



SOURCES: Sonal Singh, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor, medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; Neil Schachter, M.D., professor, pulmonary medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City; February 2010, Chest


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