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Psychological consequences of chronic lungs diseases. The role of medical staff in treatment of psychological problems

Aleksandra Andysz, Dorota Merecz
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2012;80(4):329-338.

open access

Vol 80, No 4 (2012)
REVIEWS
Published online: 2012-06-19
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Contemporary medicine allows to improve efficiency of sick organs and relief the pain to a large extent, but there is still too little awareness of psychological aspect of suffering among physicians. Although, considerable percentage of people with chronic lungs diseases experience mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, there is no common practice of including psychological care into the treatment protocol. Article highlights the importance of development of knowledge about psychological consequences of chronic lungs diseases among physicians as an early diagnosis of mental health disturbances is crucial for general health status and functioning in this group of patients. Necessity of cooperation with mental health specialists was also shown. It is important to create interdisciplinary teams for improvement of treatment outcomes and and patients’ quality of life.

Abstract

Contemporary medicine allows to improve efficiency of sick organs and relief the pain to a large extent, but there is still too little awareness of psychological aspect of suffering among physicians. Although, considerable percentage of people with chronic lungs diseases experience mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, there is no common practice of including psychological care into the treatment protocol. Article highlights the importance of development of knowledge about psychological consequences of chronic lungs diseases among physicians as an early diagnosis of mental health disturbances is crucial for general health status and functioning in this group of patients. Necessity of cooperation with mental health specialists was also shown. It is important to create interdisciplinary teams for improvement of treatment outcomes and and patients’ quality of life.
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Keywords

chronic lungs disease; mental health disorders

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Title

Psychological consequences of chronic lungs diseases. The role of medical staff in treatment of psychological problems

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 80, No 4 (2012)

Pages

329-338

Published online

2012-06-19

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2012;80(4):329-338.

Keywords

chronic lungs disease
mental health disorders

Authors

Aleksandra Andysz
Dorota Merecz

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