Allergies might double depression risk

April 21, 2011 9:42:51 AM PDT
Many doctors say there is a real connection between allergies and your mood, specifically, depression.

New research shows a person suffering from allergies doubles the risk of depression.

For a person who actually sees an allergist, their likelihood nearly triples.

Allergy-connected mood changes usually boil down to mild depressive symptoms, like feeling sad or tired.

Scientific studies have not shown that allergies cause depression.

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