Depressive Symptoms Associated With Adult-Onset Asthma Development.

Medscape (1/28, Brauser) reports that according to a study published online Jan. 21 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, symptoms of depression may be associated with “the development of adult-onset asthma.” In fact, the study of “nearly 32,000 participants from the Black Women’s Health Study…showed that those with the highest depressive symptom scores were more than twice as likely to develop asthma as their counterparts with the lowest symptom scores.” In addition, the study found “a higher incidence rate trend for asthma for women who took antidepressants and were current or former smokers.”

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