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What are the benefits of COPD support groups?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Friends

Support groups are primarily a social activity that gives people with certain conditions a friendly environment to meet and discuss matters helpful to their condition.
For many it breaks isolation, help fight depression, is an opportunity to teach and learn, troubleshoot common problems, learn about resources in the community, and possibly consider advocacy.

In brief: Friends

Support groups are primarily a social activity that gives people with certain conditions a friendly environment to meet and discuss matters helpful to their condition.
For many it breaks isolation, help fight depression, is an opportunity to teach and learn, troubleshoot common problems, learn about resources in the community, and possibly consider advocacy.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many...

In support groups, COPD patients can meet each other and learn how other patients with the same disease manage their lives.
Also, ways to cope with associated anxiety and depression can be learned as well as smoking cessation techniques. There are many advantages to being in a support group!

In brief: Many...

In support groups, COPD patients can meet each other and learn how other patients with the same disease manage their lives.
Also, ways to cope with associated anxiety and depression can be learned as well as smoking cessation techniques. There are many advantages to being in a support group!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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