Child's anxiety may be linked to food allergy

Is your kid suffering from an anxiety disorder? Beware, a food allergy might be the reason, a research has claimed.

The findings showed that children with a food allergy had a significantly higher prevalence of childhood anxiety.

Food allergy is particularly linked to elevated social anxiety and fear of social rejection and humiliation, the researchers said.

"Management of a potentially life-threatening condition may be anxiety provoking, and some children may experience increased social anxiety about being different from other children depending on their age and how food allergy is managed by adults in a particular setting," said lead author Renee Goodwin, from the Columbia University in New York, US..................Read more


Source: The Economic Times

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