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Asthma Patients Often Depressed

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Depression and asthma appear to go hand-in-hand, even in patients whose asthma is relatively mild and who report generally good health, a researcher said here. Analysis of some 13,000 participants in the Cooper Institute Longitudinal Study indicated that a diagnosis of asthma was a risk factor for reports of significant current depressive symptoms with an odds ratio of 1.41 (95% CI 1.16 to 1.65, P<.001) after adjusting for asthma severity and self-assessment of overall health status. Read more.

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