Soroush Nedaie, Alex Chan
1. In this cross-sectional study, hypertension, smoking, and arthritis were identified as risk factors for depression in asthmatic individuals.
2. Higher education and increased age were associated with decreased depression risk.
Evidence Rating Level : 2 (Good)
Asthma, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways, affects over 300 million individuals worldwide. It accounts for 1 in every 250 deaths in the world and imposes a substantial economic and social burden. Asthmatic individuals often experience comorbidities, with depression being particularly prevalent and linked to decreased asthma control and quality of life...
June 21, 2023: 2 Minute Medicine