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Chronic cough and link to depression

Chronic coughing (lasting moths to years) can decrease a persons quality of life leading to depression, according to researchers. Causes include asthma, allergies causing post-nasal drip, and reflux. It's a common complaint that doctors see, and improvements in symptoms i.e. a reduction in coughing, by treating the underlying cause can improve their mood substantially.

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About: Chronic cough and link to depression

Date: 27 May 2005

Source: HealthDay News

Author: Robert Preidt

URL: http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/health/feeds/hscout/2005/05/27/hscout525917.html

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