Key points

Respiratory illness is associated with increased prevalence of anxiety and low mood.

Low mood and anxiety can have a negative impact on respiratory health and quality of life.

Poor breathing habits can result in increased anxiety and worsening of pre existing disease

There are effective treatments and help available for anxiety and depression.

All Health and social care professionals should be able to:

  • Communicate compassionately.
  • Recognise psychological needs.
  • Give effective information.
  • Give general psychological support and know when to refer on for specialist help.

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It is strongly recommended that you work through each topic before attempting the topic assessment.

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