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Depressive Symptoms Linked to Adult-onset Asthma

According to a study from Boston University, African-American women who reported high levels of depressive symptoms had a greater chance of adult-onset asthma compared to women who reported fewer depressive symptoms.
Published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, researchers monitored nearly 32,000 African-American women between 1999 and 2011 from the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS). The women were to rate their experience of 20 symptoms. Their answers were summed into a scale ranging from zero (rarely or never experiencing depressive symptoms) to 60 (experiencing all depressive symptoms “most or all of the time”).

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Comment by Roger Harris on June 13, 2014 at 8:57am
Well, if we see the study, mostly high level of depressive symptoms and other mental problem related to depression has a very high risk of adult-onset asthma compared to women who generally reported less depressive symptoms.
Comment by Amir Ghanouni on April 10, 2014 at 1:51pm

Studies has shown that there is a link between depression and asthma. In fact, having asthma in people doubles the risk of developing depression. Both depression and asthma can be treated, but first need to be recognised and diagnosed by a health professional. 




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