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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
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