CHEST Journal | Article

Depression and anxiety are common in older people with chronic diseases. They are often associated with increased disability and health-care utilization and with poor health status.1-3 Comorbid untreated anxiety and/or depression tend to persist, have relapsing courses, and are associated with increased vulnerability to social isolation, low self-esteem and confidence, nonadherence to medical treatment, and increased mortality.1,3-6

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