Anxiety and Depression Effects during Drug Provocation Test

Conclusions There is a significant and strong correlation between the loss of psychic equilibrium and the development of a placebo reaction during a DPT. We suggest the use the HADS or other validated questionnaire in clinical practice before a DPT to evaluate the possible psychiatric components.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

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Authors: Marshall GD, Tull MT Abstract INTRODUCTION: The global incidence and prevalence of allergic diseases are increasing as is the intensity and duration of excessive psychological stress due to multiple factors associated with living in today's world such as personal, social and political unrest, increased fear and anxiety and/or depression often leading to hopelessness. Both allergy and chronic psychological stress are characterized by immune imbalances that have similar characteristics. Thus it is reasonable to posit that the two are interactive and that stress may induce as well as complicate at least some ...
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Immunol Source Type: research
In this study, we conducted a cross-sectional survey among 419 acupuncturists nation-wide to investigate the top 10 and top 99 acupuncture indications in private clinics in the United States. We found the top 10 indications to be: lower back pain, depression, anxiety, headache, arthritis, allergies, general pain, female infertility, insomnia, neck pain and frozen shoulder. Among the top 99 indications, pain represents the largest category; and mental health management, especially for mood disorders, is in greatest demand. The following popular groups are: immune system dysfunctions, gastrointestinal diseases, gynecology an...
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
Publication date: September–October 2018Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Volume 6, Issue 5Author(s): Laura Michelina Losappio, Alessandra Cappai, Alessandra Arcolaci, Iuliana Badiu, Patrizia Bonadonna, Elisa Boni, Claudia Bussolino, Marco Caminati, Pietro Galati, Enrico Heffler, Rossella Intravaia, Marina Mauro, Ilaria Massaro, Antonino Romano, Gabriele Rumi, Anna Parolo, Stefano Pizzimenti, Michele Nichelatti, Elide Anna PastorelloBackgroundDrug provocation test (DPT) represents the gold standard for the diagnosis of drug allergy. A DPT can be performed in a single-blind placebo-c...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionsGastrointestinal eosinophilia is present in approximately 10% of patients with EoE; the symptom-diagnosis time gap is influenced by age, race, food allergy, and atopic dermatitis; symptoms vary with race; concurrent infectious/immunologic disorders and mental health disorders are common; and the level of esophageal eosinophils is comparable in patients with and without fibrostenotic features.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn patients with frequent HAE attacks, a treatment strategy of routine prevention with self-administered twice weekly C1-INH(SC) had a greater impact on improving multiple HAE-related HRQoL impairments, most notably anxiety and work productivity, compared with on-demand treatment alone (placebo prophylaxis).
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
AbstractOver the past few years, the rates of food allergies have dramatically increased. As a result, the lives of patients and their caregivers have been dramatically altered. While most attention surrounding food allergies has focused on treatment, less consideration has been given to the mental health ramifications of living with this condition, among them depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, being bullied, and an overall poorer quality of life. At the same time, patients ’ family lives are often disrupted. Parents of food-allergic children, especially mothers, report anxiety, depression, and a decreased q...
Source: Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionsGastrointestinal eosinophilia is present in ∼10% of EoE patients; the symptom-diagnosis time gap is influenced by age, race, food allergy and atopic dermatitis; symptoms vary with race; concurrent infectious/immunological disorders and mental health disorders are common; and the level of esophageal eosinophils is comparable in patients with and without fibrostenotic features.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusions: These findings highlight the potential utility of PRAs to help identify patients with psychological distress who are at risk for a poor experience of lumbar spine surgery.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
Discussion “Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to read and write. The modern term’s meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge, solve mathematical problems and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture.” The earliest written communication was in 3500-3000 BCE, with the earliest alphabet being from 1200-750 BCE. Although the percentage of the world’s adult literacy rate is increasing each decade by ~5%, “…from 55.7 per cent in 1950 to 86.2 per cent in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Prenatal maternal stress has been suggested as a factor that promotes the development of allergic diseases in the offspring.1 Maternal stress includes recognition of stressors (perceived stress) such as anxiety and depression and environmental stressors such as negative life events (NLEs): bereavement, loss of her or husband's job, separation, or divorce.1 Recently, we reported that prenatal maternal stress influenced the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) in offspring from two independent birth cohort study.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
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