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Despite improved pulmonary function tests the patients self perception of dyspnea persisted.
Such a mechanism could include greater or lesser susceptibility to respiratory tract infection (the principal trigger of exacerbations); microaspiration from gastroesophageal reflux; psychological factors such as perception of dyspnea (the major symptom of exacerbation); and medication adherence.
Controlled studies are limited, but the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) after pulmonary status has been optimized appears to decrease the perception of dyspnea, along with accompanying anxiety, he said.