People living with common allergies such as asthma, hay fever, and atopic dermatitis are at greater risk of developing depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and neuroticism. Researchers report the link was likely not causal.
A new study reveals adolescents who suffer from hay fever may be at higher risk of developing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Additionally, those with the allergy have lower resistance to stress, are more impulsive and exhibit more hostility, researchers report.
According to researchers, suffering from asthma or hay fever may put you at an increased risk of developing a psychiatric disorder. The study reports over a 15 year period, 10.8% of people with allergies developed psychiatric disorders, compare to 6.7% of people without allergic diseases.