Monique Robinson, the co – author of the study and University of Western Australia psychologist, told that their findings based on previous studies that have detected when the asthma severity increases, the problems of depression and anxiety also increases.
Robinson added that they were interested in seeing the connection between asthma in childhood and mental problems. They viewed at whether the connection was present for both mild and severe asthma and whether the connection counted on asthma symptoms being relentless throughout childhood as opposed to asthma which lessens as child grows older.
The researchers detected that having asthma at the age of five was connected to a higher exposure for the later development of troubles like conduct problems, anxiety as well as affective problems.
Children with mild asthma were similar to those who has no asthma when it comes to health outcomes, but children with persistent or severe asthma tend to carry more risks of mental health problems.