Childhood Asthma, Eczema Tied To Psychotic Experiences During Adolescence.

Medwire (12/4, Oswald) reports that according to a study published in the journal Schizophrenia Research, “children with asthma and eczema are significantly more likely to have psychotic experiences during adolescence.” After studying data on some 6,784 youngsters who were interviewed at age 13, researchers discovered that “14.2%, 15.2%, and 16.0% of those with eczema, asthma, and both conditions, respectively, had had psychotic experiences in the previous six months compared with 11.7% among those with no atopy.” Then, after adjusting for confounding factors, investigators found that “equated to a respective 33%, 37%, and 44% increased odds for psychotic experiences compared with those with no childhood atopy.”

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— “Childhood asthma, eczema linked to adolescent psychotic experiences, “Kirsty Oswald, Medwire, December 4, 2013.

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