'Psycho-social' impacts on asthma sufferers

Posted: 9/19/2013

From The New Zealand Hearld:

Asthma sufferers who also live with anxiety or depression are more prone to asthma attacks, a visiting expert says.

Dr Peter Gibson, a respiratory specialist at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, New South Wales, has been studying the "psycho-social factors" surrounding the illness.

"What it refers to is 'do you feel you're in control or have the skills and the confidence to manage your illness? Or is the illness managing you?'" Read more.