Asthma and hay fever linked to increased risk of psychiatric disorders

Asthma and hay fever linked to increased risk of psychiatric disorders

A new study is the first to find a significant link between asthma, hay fever and a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Over 15 years, 10.8 percent of patients with allergic diseases developed a psychiatric disorder, compared to only 6.7 percent of those without allergies. Monitoring the mental health of patients with allergies could help doctors care for their patients more effectively. Patients with asthma and hay fever have an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, finds a new study published in open-access journal Frontiers in Psychiatry . Almost 11% of patients with common allergic diseases developed a...

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