Psychosocial Factors Associated With Asthma Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Psychosocial Factors Associated With Asthma
A look at the psychosocial causes of asthma.
# 144319 | 1,250 words | 0 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Psychology (Social) , Medical and Health (General)

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This five-page paper examines asthma in terms of causal psychosocial factors. The paper concludes that it may be impossible to disentangle psychosocial factors, environmental factors, and medical factors to determine what causes the development of asthma or what might contribute to the success or failure of its treatment. However, the paper shows how it is now clear that asthma is not solely a psychosomatic illness.

From the Paper:

"It has long been thought that asthma has a psychosocial component. Asthmatics that experience stressful psychological situations may be prone to episodes in response to those stressors. In addition, however, asthma is frequently associated with other factors. It can be associated with various social factors, such as socioeconomic status; while asthma affects individuals of all ages across the socioeconomic boundaries, certain triggers such as cockroach infestations are more frequently found in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Such neighborhoods are more likely to be polluted in various ways. At this time, it is not known whether..."

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