Anxiety and depression in adolescents with asthma and in their parents. Is an increased basal cholinergic tone a possible further reason to explain the negative impact on asthma control?

Submitted: January 23, 2020
Accepted: March 6, 2020
Published: April 8, 2020
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We read with interest the excellent article of Licari et al.  reporting that anxiety and depression are common in adolescents suffering from asthma as well as in their parents, mainly in mothers. The consequence of this relationship is that emotional disorders might negatively affect also the control of asthma.

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Liccardi, Gennaro, Luigino Calzetta, Manlio Milanese, Maria Beatrice Bilò, Maria Vittoria Liccardi, Maria Gabriella Matera, and Paola Rogliani. 2020. “Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents With Asthma and in Their Parents. Is an Increased Basal Cholinergic Tone a Possible Further Reason to Explain the Negative Impact on Asthma Control?”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 90 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1233.