Assessing their emotional condition and monitoring their mental health could help to avoid later psychiatric problems. ~ Dr Nian-Sheng Tzeng
This is often overlooked but mental health is extremely important when it comes to eczema. There have been numerous studies that show a correlation between depression and eczema.
Yet somehow it’s not taken seriously enough.
This article posted on Metro.com tackles the trifecta eczema, asthma and/or hay fever.
Here are some of the article highlights:
- Scientists did a study, which included 200,000 people and the results found that depression and anxiety are extremely common among those with eczema, asthma and/or hay fever
- They still have not found the link to whats causing this
- Allergies triggered by inflammation possibly increases mental health issues, stress and anxiety
- Those that didn’t have allergies were less likely to develop a psychiatric disorder
- Hay fever and asthma surpassed eczema when it comes to mental illness
- Previous research articles mention this too! <– so why aren’t they acting on it faster? grrr…
- Children with food allergies experience more anxiety
- More research needs to be conducted
- Most importantly helping people get the treatment needed, is the first step