Depression is a common and chronic comorbidity in patients with interstitial lung disease

Respirology, 04/27/2012

Depressive symptoms in interstitial lung disease (ILD) are common, persistent, and strongly and independently correlated with dyspnoea, pain, sleep quality and forced vital capacity. Clinically meaningful depression at baseline is the most important predictor of depressive symptoms at follow–up. Patients with ILD should routinely be screened for depression.

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