Allergies Cause High Anxiety
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Allergies cause high anxiety
Those with children at risk of anaphylaxis know all too well that food allergies can cause parental stress. But now a team of British pyschologists has confirmed and quantified that anxiety.
In a survey of 120 parents at allergy centres in Nottingham and Birmingham, the psychologists found that 36 per cent of those questioned revealed clinical levels of anxiety about their child's allergy, while others were suffering from depression. The parents of allergic kids reported sleep loss from worry as well as upset stomachs. Dr. Rebecca Knibb, who led the study, is calling for more examination of how allergists deal with parents, suggesting that, at a minimum, parents are being given too much information during a single allergist's appointment.
For a discussion of parents and allergy stress, see our Talking Allergies discussion forum under "Schools".
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