Effect of slow breathing exercise on forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume in patients with major depressive disorder

Background: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is associated with depressed lung function. Regular practice of slow breathing exercise (SBE) significantly improved lung function in healthy adult subjects. This study aimed to observe the effect of SBE and anti-depressive medication on Forced vital capacity (FVC), Forced expiratory volume in 1st second (FEV1) and FEV1/FVC% in major depressive disorder.


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