Antidepressant Target Dose Optimization and Control of Severe Asthma Exacerbations in Uninsured and Underinsured Patients with Anxiety and/or Depression

ConclusionsAmong uninsured and underinsured asthma patients with GAD and/or MDD who were initiated on a single antidepressant, those who were titrated to achieve target doses had reduced risk of severe asthma exacerbations and lower number of asthma ‐related outcomes than those who were not optimized to achieve target doses.
Source: Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness PTSD coronavirus COVID-19 quarantine traumatic experience Source Type: blogs
Conditions:   Asthma;   Chest Syndrome;   Clinical Anxiety;   Clinical Depression;   Lung Function;   Quality of Life;   Eosinophilia;   Nitric Oxide;   Airway Responsiveness;   Induced Sputum Interventions:   Drug: Inhaled corticosteriod/long-acting beta-agonist plus Montelukast;   Drug: Inhaled corticosteriod/long-acting beta-agonist only Sponsor:   Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Robinson R, Barber K, Jones G, Blakey J, Burhan H Abstract Introduction: Psychological issues are common in patients with chronic disabling diseases such as asthma. National guidance recommends that specialist asthma clinic attendees should complete questionnaires screening for psychological comorbidities. However, completing these in addition to asthma specific questionnaires can be burdensome. In order to investigate whether anxiety and depression questionnaires can be used in a targeted manner, this study investigates the correlation between the respective scores. We hypothesise that there is correlatio...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
Authors: Lee Y, Chang HY, Kim SH, Yang MS, Koh YI, Kang HR, Choi JH, Kim CW, Park HK, Kim JH, Nam YH, Kim TB, Hur GY, Jung JW, Park KH, Kim MA, Kim J, Yoon J, Ye YM Abstract PURPOSE: Anaphylaxis is an immediate allergic reaction characterized by potentially life-threatening, severe, systemic manifestations. While studies have evaluated links between serious illness and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), few have investigated PTSD after anaphylaxis in adults. We sought to investigate the psychosocial burden of recent anaphylaxis in Korean adults. METHODS: A total of 203 (mean age of 44 years, 120 females) pat...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy Asthma Immunol Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Social stigmas related to depression and anxiety may lead to the underreporting of FMD. Chronic disease management programs in Illinois should consider integrating mental health services. PMID: 32133865 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Health Promotion : AJHP - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Am J Health Promot Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Approximately 8% of children have food allergy. Yet, little is known about how parents cope with the burden of this disease. OBJECTIVE: To describe the perceptions of food allergy-related mental health issues of parents of children with food allergy. METHODS: Parents of children with pediatric allergist-diagnosed food allergy were recruited via allergy clinics and education centres in a large, Canadian city. We used content analysis to identify overarching themes. RESULTS: We interviewed 21 parents with children (boys (13/21; 62.9%) age
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundMigraine has many presumed comorbidities which have rarely been compared between samples with and without migraine. Examining the association between headache pain intensity and monthly headache day (MHD) frequency with migraine comorbidities is novel and adds to our understanding of migraine comorbidity.MethodsThe MAST Study is a prospective, web-based survey that identified US population samples of persons with migraine (using modifiedInternational Classification of Headache Disorders-3 beta criteria) and without migraine. Eligible migraine participants averaged ≥1 MHDs over the prior 3 months...
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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