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'''Lung disorders''' are [[disorders]] of the [[lungs]], a number of which are of interest to psychologists. These include:
 
'''Lung disorders''' are [[disorders]] of the [[lungs]], a number of which are of interest to psychologists. These include:
   
*[[Asthma]]
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===Obstructive lung diseases===
*[[Cystic fibrosis]]
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* [[Asthma]]
*[[Pneumonia]]
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* [[Bronchitis]]
*[[Pulmonary emphysema]]
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* [[Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease]]
*[[Pulmonary tuberculosis]]
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* [[Cystic fibrosis]]
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* [[Emphysema]]
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* [[larynx|Laryngeal]] [[edema]] due to [[allergies]]
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* [[Hookworm disease]]
   
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===Diseases of lung parenchyma and pleura===
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====Contagious====
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* [[Anthrax]] through inhalation of ''[[Bacillus anthracis]]''
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* [[Pneumonia]]
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====Non-contagious====
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* Fibrosing [[alveolitis]]
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* [[Atelectasis]]
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* [[Hypersensitivity pneumonitis]]
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* [[Interstitial lung disease]]
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* [[Lung cancer]]
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* [[Pleural effusion]]
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* [[Pneumoconiosis]]
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* [[Pneumothorax]]
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* Non-cardiogenic [[pulmonary edema]] or [[acute respiratory distress syndrome]]
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* [[Sarcoidosis]]
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===Pulmonary vascular diseases===
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* Acute or recurrent [[Pulmonary embolism|pulmonary emboli]]
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* [[Pulmonary hypertension]], primary or secondary
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* Pulmonary [[veno-occlusive disease]]
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* [[Superior vena cava syndrome]]
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==Other causes of diminished breathing==
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===Obstruction of the airway===
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* [[Cancer]] of the [[larynx]] or [[pharynx]]
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* [[Empty nose syndrome]]
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* [[Pulmonary aspiration]]
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* [[Epiglottitis]]
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===Immobilization of the diaphragm===
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* Lesion of the [[phrenic nerve]]
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* [[Polycystic liver disease]]
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* [[Tumor]] in the diaphragm
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===Restriction of the chest volume===
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* [[Ankylosing spondylitis]]
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* [[Bone fracture|Broken]] ribs
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* [[Kyphosis]] of the spine
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* [[Obesity]]
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* [[Pregnancy]]
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* [[Pectus excavatum]]
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* [[Scoliosis]]
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===Disorders of the cardiovascular system===
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* [[Aortic dissection]]
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* [[Cardiomyopathy]]
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* [[Congenital heart disease]]
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* [[CREST syndrome]]
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* [[Heart failure]]
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* [[Ischaemic heart disease]]
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* [[Malignant hypertension]]
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* [[Pericardium]] disorders, including:
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** [[Cardiac tamponade]]
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** [[Constrictive pericarditis]]
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** [[Pericardial effusion]]
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* [[Pulmonary edema]]
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* [[Pulmonary embolism]]
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* [[Valvular heart disease]]
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===Disorders of the blood and metabolism===
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* [[Anemia]]
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* [[Hypothyroidism]]
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* [[Metabolic acidosis]]
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* [[Sepsis]]
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* [[Leukemia]]
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===Disorders affecting breathing nerves and muscles ===
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* [[Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis]]
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* [[Guillain-Barré syndrome]]
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* [[Multiple sclerosis]]
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* [[Myasthenia gravis]]
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* [[Parsonage Turner syndrome]]
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* [[Eaton-Lambert syndrome]]
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===Psychological conditions===
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* [[Anxiety disorder]]s and [[panic attack]]s
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===Medications===
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* [[Fentanyl]]
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Air hunger]]
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* [[Apnea]], absence of respiration
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* [[Bradypnea]], slow respiration
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* [[Cardiovascular disorders]]
 
* [[Dyspnea]]
 
* [[Dyspnea]]
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* [[Eupnea]], normal respiration
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* [[Orthopnea]]
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* [[Somatoform disorders]]
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* [[Tachypnea]], fast respiration
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* [[Trepopnea]]
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* [[Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea]]
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* [[Pulmonary emphysema]]
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* [[Pulmonary tuberculosis]]
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Lung disorders are disorders of the lungs, a number of which are of interest to psychologists. These include:

Obstructive lung diseasesEdit

Diseases of lung parenchyma and pleuraEdit

ContagiousEdit

Non-contagiousEdit

Pulmonary vascular diseasesEdit

Other causes of diminished breathingEdit

Obstruction of the airwayEdit

Immobilization of the diaphragmEdit

Restriction of the chest volumeEdit

Disorders of the cardiovascular systemEdit

Disorders of the blood and metabolismEdit

Disorders affecting breathing nerves and muscles Edit

Psychological conditionsEdit

MedicationsEdit

See alsoEdit

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