Monday, December 28, 2015

Allergies and Depression

A new study presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting concludes that there may be a link between those who suffer from allergies and depression. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore studied 100 volunteers who suffered from depression. It’s not surprising that those who had allergies had increased depression during allergy season, but even those that did not suffer pollen allergy symptoms but showed immune responses in their blood also experienced increased levels of depression.

Since allergies can be a chronic illness in many people there can be little doubt that they may lead to higher levels of depression. Many people with allergies experience a lot of frustration trying to find the right solution to their allergies. There are some positives which spring does bring about for people suffering from depression, like an increase in vitamin D from increased exposure to the sun.


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