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Could my asthma cause me to become depressed?
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not directly...
The drugs for severe asthma (eg prednisone) can lead to depression, additionally, a lack of activity or severely restricted activity can lead to depression.

In brief: Not directly...
The drugs for severe asthma (eg prednisone) can lead to depression, additionally, a lack of activity or severely restricted activity can lead to depression.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, change it
Any inflammatory condition, especially if longstanding, can cause depression.
Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt based) help reduce inflammation. Avoiding all milk products is very important since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation. Yoga breathing exercises 10-20 min/day help too.

In brief: Yes, change it
Any inflammatory condition, especially if longstanding, can cause depression.
Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt based) help reduce inflammation. Avoiding all milk products is very important since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation. Yoga breathing exercises 10-20 min/day help too.
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, but
There is a strong association between depression and asthma.
It's not clear which comes first but once present each exacerbates the other. For best result treat both asthma and depression.

In brief: Yes, but
There is a strong association between depression and asthma.
It's not clear which comes first but once present each exacerbates the other. For best result treat both asthma and depression.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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