Suffering with eczema, hay fever, or asthma may increase your risk of depression

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

Source – http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/24/suffering-eczema-hay-fever-asthma-may-increase-risk-depression-7492597/

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