Asthma control and psychological health in pediatric severe asthma: Why
is child phenotyping necessary? Suggestions from a multidisciplinary
“Stress-Asthma Working Group”
An increased basal cholinergic tone, induced by psychological health
impairment, could be a likely link between psychological/psychiatric
disorders and severe bronchial asthma in children, as well as in
adolescents and adults. This link can explain the high rate of anxiety
in asthmatics in comparison to non-asthmatics of all ages.