Higher risk of developing major depression and bipolar disorder in later life among adolescents with asthma: a nationwide prospective study.

@article{Chen2014HigherRO,
  title={Higher risk of developing major depression and bipolar disorder in later life among adolescents with asthma: a nationwide prospective study.},
  author={Mu-Hong Chen and Tung-Ping Su and Ying-Sheue Chen and J Hsu and Kai-Lin Huang and W. H. Chang and Yamei Bai},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2014},
  volume={49},
  pages={
          25-30
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have suggested an immunological dysfunction in mood disorders, but rarely have investigated the temporal association between allergic diseases and mood disorders. Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, we attempted to investigate the association between asthma in early adolescence and the risk of unipolar depression and bipolar disorder in later life. METHODS In all, 1453 adolescents with asthma aged between 10 and 15 years and 5812 age… CONTINUE READING
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