Anxiety, Depression Tied to More ER Visits with Childhood Asthma

September 25, 2019

(Reuters) – When young people with asthma have anxiety, depression or both, they’re more likely to visit the emergency room than if they didn’t have these mood disorders, a new study suggests. Compared to young people with asthma but without either mood disorder, those with anxiety were 22% more likely to visit the emergency room for an asthma attack, and those with depression were 43% more likely to go to the ER for asthma flares. And when kids had both anxiety and depression, they were 80% more likely to visit the ER for asthma.

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