COPD(Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease/Emphysema and other Chronic Illnesses)

Dr. Sharma was diagnosed with emphysema in 1994. He has first hand experienced the problems with depression, anxiety and life stress that often accompany emphysema. Below is a list of resources that Dr. Sharma, a Clinical Psychologist of 30 years practice has selected for people with emphysema/COPD and for their families and caregivers in order to offer you a perspective hopefully practical help. Check back often for the latest additions. If you don't see a topic listed, but would like to see it covered, please let Dr. Sharma know at his E-mail address, dr.sharma@mindpub.com

DISCLAIMER: 
Diagnosis and treatment of treatment of a physical or mental/emotional is done by trained mental health professionals. Information should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional care for the diagnosis of any psychiatric/psychological disorders. Nothing here is meant to replace professional advice or care from a qualified mental health practitioner. The purpose of the information is purely educational.
 

Dr. Sharma's COPD DVDs- available for purchase

COPD Workbook I - can be used as a companion to the DVDs or independently. Available as an e-book download only

Anxiety and Panic Attacks in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (free e-book)
pdf file (right-click and select "save as" to download)
View Anxiety and Panic Attacks in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease text on-line

Self-Care Page - Links to articles written by Dr. Sharma on COPD-related topics

COPD Message Board

Helpful articles:
Breathing Properly is Highly Beneficial
Yoga-Based Program for Emphysema/COPD: Stretching and Breathing Suggestions for Maintenance of Lung Function
"Never Give Up! Never!"
Empowerment Via Self-Care And Service
Understanding Breathing Disorders: A "Primer" for Yoga Practitioners
YOGA FOR COPD: Secrets Of Breathing From An Ancient Tradition
YOGA FOR COPD: Yoga In All Conditions Any Time Any Where
Designing Yoga Practices for People with COPD (obstructive breathing)
“Yoga for Respiratory Challenges” (Power Point Presentation)
Relaxation-Physical And Mental
Breathe Right! (Part 1): Do You Need Breathing Retraining?
Breathe Right! (Part 2): Breathe Correctly, Consciously & Relaxed
Breathe Right! (Part 3): Diaphragmatic and Pursed Lip Breathing
Yoga for Self-Care: Poses, Breathing, Meditation, Mindfulness and Relaxation Program ( Microsoft Word Document or PDF, right-click and select "save link as" or "save target as")
Eight Week Yoga for Lung Cancer PDF, (right-click and select "save link as" or "save target as")
Normal Breathing, COPD & Yoga Practice PDF, (right-click and select "save link as" or "save target as")
Four Level Self-Calibrated Home Yoga Practice PDF, (right-click and select "save link as" or "save target as")
Four Level Self-Calibrated Home Yoga PowerPoint Presentation, PDF format, (right-click and select "save link as" or "save target as")
Living with Chronic Illness PowerPoint Presentation, PDF format, (right-click and select "save link as" or "save target as")
My Adaptive Breathing Strategies for My COPD PowerPoint Presentation, PDF format, (right-click and select "save link as" or "save target as")
Anxiety Can Be Caused by Breathing Discomfort

Adult Asthma
'Journey from Asthma to Emphysema' Part 1
'Journey from Asthma to Emphysema' Part 2
'Journey from Asthma to Emphysema' Part 3
'Journey from Asthma to Emphysema' Part 4

Book Reviews

Helpful Links:

1. “National Emphysema/COPD Association (NECA), a Patient-centered organization empowering PEOPLE WITH COPD and their families”
http://www.necaweb.org

2. "COPD chest physical therapy and breathing training"
http://www.sierrabiotech.com/bt_copd_home.html

3. "Breathing Better Living Well -- Information, Stories, Articles, and a supportive community for people with COPD and other Chronic Lung Disease"
http://www.breathingbetterlivingwell.com

4. "COPD Learn More Breathe Better" from the National Institute of Health
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/lung/copd/

 

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