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Psychological factors in fatal childhood asthma.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of orthopsychiatry
Publication Date
Volume
57
Issue
2
Pages
253–257
Identifiers
PMID: 3591909
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A review of three recent cases of death due to childhood asthma revealed consistent themes of depression, emotional precipitation of attacks, unsupportive families, and a tendency to deny asthma symptoms. Possible psychosomatic mechanisms are identified as potentially important for the interaction of emotions and asthma.

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