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Hyperventilation syndrome 

Hyperventilation syndrome
Hyperventilation syndrome

Stephen Chapman

, Grace Robinson

, John Stradling

, Sophie West

, and John Wrightson

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date: 21 November 2018

Hyperventilation syndrome, or dysfunctional breathing, is often part of the wider spectrum of somatization or functional disorders. It is defined and its pathophysiology discussed. Management can be difficult, and the process of making this diagnosis, largely through the exclusion of other disorders and recognizing its specific features, is covered. The use of the Nijmegen hyperventilation score to help in its diagnosis and management is included.

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