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There might be a link between mental health and allergies. This, from researchers at Technical University of Munich.

Researchers interviewed more than 1,700 people about their allergies and their mental health. Participants reported seasonal allergies like pollen, perennial allergies such as dust and animal hair, and allergies to other substances like food and drugs. Additionally, they reported symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.

The researchers observed that people with anxiety suffered more often from seasonal allergies, while those with depression suffered more often from perennial allergies. Surprisingly, though, there was not a link between one’s mental health and food or drug allergies.

The researchers plan to investigate further to better understand the relationship between mental health and allergies.


Technical University of Munich (TUM). (2019, May 28). Pollen allergies occur more frequently in anxiety sufferers: Interplay between psychological factors and allergies in the research spotlight. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 29, 2019 from


Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett is Senior Writer and Editor at Thriveworks. She devotes herself to distributing important information about mental health and wellbeing, writing mental health news and self-improvement tips daily. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism, with minors in professional writing and leadership from Virginia Tech. She is a co-author of Leaving Depression Behind: An Interactive, Choose Your Path Book and has published content on Thought Catalog, Odyssey, and The Traveling Parent.

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