Review Compares Prevalence and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders in Youth with Asthma Compared to Those Without

The September 2017 Edition of Pediatric Pulmonology features a review aiming to “provide an up-to-date analysis of the literature investigating the prevalence of anxiety disorders, and comparisons of anxiety disorders and symptomology in youth with asthma, compared to those without.”  To accomplish the review, researchers conducted a systematic search of literature that resulted in the use of 54 studies. The authors found that “youth with asthma display a prevalence rate for anxiety disorders that is more than three times higher than the prevalence in healthy youth.” They concluded “future research needs to focus on the factors that mediate or predict the development and maintenance of anxiety in youth with asthma and the development of clinically efficacious treatments.”

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