Out of 184 children and teens being evaluated for psychiatric disorders, 57% had a history of allergic disorders, including asthma. Young people with internalizing disorders (such as depression and anxiety) were almost twice as likely to have a history of allergies than young people without an internalizing or externalizing disorder. (ADHD is an example of an externalizing disorder).
Children with depression and anxiety are more likely to have allergies
About the Author: Stephanie Sarkis
Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.