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Indications to Screen a Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for Depression

Purpose:

To screen a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for findings associated with clinical depression.

Specialty:

Psychiatry

Objective:

risk factors, clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

F30-F39, J44

Description:

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a high rate of depression. Certain findings in a patient with COPD should prompt screening for depression.

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