Shared genetics and potential causal links between asthma and mental health disorders

Breaking ground on new understandings of mechanisms contributing to previously known associations between asthma and mental health disorders, our recent study found significant correlation between these conditions on a genomic level. The study identified several loci jointly associated with asthma and multiple mental health disorders, highlighting the correlation and potentially forging new directions in terms of care (Zhu et al 2019 European Respiratory Journal).