Depression linked to allergies

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Depression linked to allergies
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 2:25pm

Finally, the news media is catching up to something parents have noticed for decades - that our allergic children are prone to depression (and other mood symptoms) and the worse the allergies, the worse the symptoms can become. We sometimes see a seasonal fluctuation in "mental" symptoms along with the allergies.

The reason, scientists say, are cytokines - involved in inflammation - and in allergies and psychiatric symptoms.

Here are just two samples of this news - there are so many sources right now, it is hard to choose:

www. It's Not Mental .com