Early asthma onset: the interaction between family stressors and adaptive parenting.

@article{Klinnert1994EarlyAO,
  title={Early asthma onset: the interaction between family stressors and adaptive parenting.},
  author={Mary D. Klinnert and Patricia J Mrazek and David A. Mrazek},
  journal={Psychiatry},
  year={1994},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={51-61}
}
It has been repeatedly noted by clinicians that psychological stressors appear to be associated with the expression of asthma in individuals who have a genetic vulnerability for developing the disease. While retrospective evidence has supported this clinical observation (Levitan 1985; Teiramaa 1986), the association between emotional stressors and illness onset can only be convincingly demonstrated using a longitudinal design (Mrazek 1988; Steinhausen et al. 1983). In 1985 the W. T. Grant… CONTINUE READING