The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)'s 2012 Guidelines provides a stepwise plan for treatment of asthma, based on disease severity.
Asthma affects approximately 4.4 million U.S. children, and accounts for 2.9 million annual pediatric visits. A disproportionate number of children and adolescents with asthma are affected by depression and anxiety, compared to non-asthmatic controls. Asthma in youth is also linked with increased risk of suicide.
Learn more about mental health aspects of asthma in youth and find out how you can make a better diagnosis.