Anxiety and depression levels are different in patients between allergic rhinitis and asthma
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Published: 8 April 2015
AR and asthma, often seen in younger adults and had social- psychological burden, are common chronic diseases. The objective of the study was to determine and compare the prevalence of anxiety and depression in allergic rhinitis (AR) and asthmatics.
Subjects without known psychiatric diseases were consecutively recruited from pulmonary and allergy out-patient clinics at the third level hospitals. Diagnosis of asthma and AR was based on GINA and ARIA guideline, respectively. Only patients without asthma were chosen for AR group in order to compare with asthma. Depression and anxiety symptoms were evaluated using Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI).
Beck Depression Index and Beck Anxiety Index in the study population
Allergic rhinitis n=30
AR patients without asthma seem to have better coping mechanism than that of asthmatics.
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