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Does depression and anxiety cause shortness of breath?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes,

severe anxiety can cause shortness of breath.
There are other possibilities, so if you are experiencing acute symptoms, please get evaluated by your doc.

In brief: Yes,

severe anxiety can cause shortness of breath.
There are other possibilities, so if you are experiencing acute symptoms, please get evaluated by your doc.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Anxiety/ Panic

Panic attacks can often be accompanied by difficulty breathing, rapid breathing & chest tightness.
People with anxiety often also complain of chest tightness and changes to breathing.

In brief: Anxiety/ Panic

Panic attacks can often be accompanied by difficulty breathing, rapid breathing & chest tightness.
People with anxiety often also complain of chest tightness and changes to breathing.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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