Year: 2015 Source: Current Psychiatry Reports.(2012).14(1):30-35. DOI:10.1007/s11920-011-0243-x SIEC No: 20150411

The prevalence of asthma has risen dramatically, especially among youth, in recent years, and asthma is now among the most common chronic conditions. Recent studies suggest a relationship between asthma and suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, and death by suicide. This paper reviews the literature, summarizes the weight of evidence, and discusses the clinical implications and future directions for research.