Bidirectionality in asthma and anxiety in women.
Since the beginning of asthma description, this disease has been linked to emotional problems. Few studies have tried to find the direction of causality between asthma and anxiety. According to previous research from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), we found 4 – 5-year-old girls with asthma have a higher risk to develop anxiety than boys and girls without this condition. We also found no increased risk of developing asthma in those with anxiety than in children without this mental health problem. Our aim is to evaluate the temporal order between asthma and anxiety in females young adulthood.