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"Mood" refers to emotional responses to short- or long-term stressors such as changes in health state. These transient emotional reactions to life experiences are usually reflected in an individual's affect: the face one presents to the world.

Mood describes a sustained emotional response that, when persistent, can color a person's view of the world. Depression, anxiety, and anger are emotions that sometimes coexist with physical illness, and may affect the individual's functional performance, symptom and health perceptions, and quality of life.6,12,13 Conversely, decreased functional status may contribute to depressed mood in people with chronic lung disease.12

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