Year: 1983 Source: Journal of Psychiatric Treatment & Evaluation, v.5, no.2-3, (1983), p.281-283 SIEC No: 19850724

Individuals with chronic disease conditions often develop a sense of hopelessness & discouragement as they come to recognize that recovery is not possible. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a disease condition in which this phenomenon may be seen. Recently, a treatment program has been developed which can lead to objective improvement in body function & life quality. et al.