ALLERGIES AFFECTING YOUR CHILD’S MOOD?
KNOW the signs of abuse, and control your child’s moods.
LAST week we revealed the link between your allergies and your mood. Who would have thought a little sniffle here and there could have you feeling moody and fatigued, right? But studies have shown that people with allergies can feel depressed, irritable or miserable as a result of their symptoms. Other studies have found that the incidence of clinical depression is twice as common among allergy sufferers. But it’s not just about you – your children could be affected, too!
According to experts, studies have found an increase in irritability and temper tantrums among children being treated for allergies. In addition, other changes in mood related to allergies tend to be more dramatic in children than in adults, reveals Verywellhealth.com. Experts suggest you take a minute to step into your child’s shoes next time they seem irritable – unlike adults, they say children cannot as easily see the link between their allergies and difficulty concentrating at school and instead might just stop concentrating or feel lazy. Plus, experts add that together with the stigma that many children with allergies suffer, the impact of non-nasal symptoms of allergies is significant.