Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease with progressive and only partially reversible symptoms. Depression and anxiety are extremely common in COPD patients, and therapy is the key to working through this disease. It’s time to get in touch with someone who understands what you are going through, and who can develop personalized strategies to help you feel like yourself again.
Depending on the severity of your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), your therapist will determine the correct treatment plan. A therapist will support you through your negative feelings, pinpoint areas in your life that you may wish to change, help you set realistic goals, and give you tools to identify and prevent future bouts of anxiety and depression. Your therapist will custom-tailor your sessions to what you need at that moment.
Symptoms with COPD
Shortness of breath, especially during physical activities
A chronic cough that may produce mucus (sputum) that may be clear, white, yellow or greenish
Frequent respiratory infections
Lack of energy
Unintended weight loss (in later stages)
Swelling in ankles, feet or legs
Get matched with a caring therapist
If you are experiencing any combination of the above, a therapist can help. We’re here for you.