Chronic rhinosinusitis linked to depression, anxiety

Chronic rhinosinusitis linked to depression, anxiety
(HealthDay)—Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is associated with incidence of depression and anxiety, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Jong-Yeup Kim, M.D., Ph.D., from Konyang University Hospital in Daejeon, South Korea, and colleagues conducted a retrospective nationwide cohort study using population-based insurance data for 16,224 patients with CRS and 32,448 individuals without CRS, with propensity score matching between the groups. The incidence, survival rate, and hazard ratios of depression and anxiety were calculated for each group.

The researchers found that during the 11-year follow-up, the overall incidence of depression was higher in the CRS versus the non-CRS group (24.2 versus 16.0 per 1,000 person-years; adjusted hazard ratio, 1.54). Higher incidence of anxiety was also seen in the CRS versus the non-CRS group (42.2 versus 27.8 per 1,000 person-years; adjusted hazard ratio, 1.57). Compared with patients with CRS with nasal polyps, patients with CRS without had higher adjusted hazard ratios for developing depression (1.61 versus 1.41) and anxiety (1.63 versus 1.45).

"This study provides new insight into the effects of CRS on ," the authors write. "Physicians should be aware of the potential comorbidities observed in patients with CRS and provide therapy to reduce the risk of depression and anxiety in these patients."


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Feb 09, 2019
They derived a connection but not a causation. In fact, they have it backward. Diseases are demons who assault the individual based on sins the individual committed. The form of a disease is related to particular sins. Heart disease comes from lying; cancer results from depraved indifference to human life; back stabbing causes Alzheimers; diabetes results from pettiness. And loss of faith in God results in any form of sinus problem. Since all sin comes from lack of faith in God, that's why so many diseases begin with "cold and flu like symptoms". Anxiety and depression can both be said to stem from loss of faith in God, and they lead to sinus problems.

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