Recent studies are showing that people with allergies are also highly likely to have anxiety.
According to a Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center study, 7-year-old patients with allergies were found to also have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and other symptoms such as being withdrawn. Children with hay fever had a threefold risk of depression and anxiety.
Recently, more evidence has supported this link—and not just in children. A study of German adults, released in April, also found that generalized anxiety was linked to seasonal allergies.
If further research highlights this relationship between allergies and mental health, it could provide a fascinating glimpse into how our bodies might influence our minds, and possibly vice versa, according to