Jan 7, 2020
How psychologists can help people coping with life threatening food allergies ?
Food allergies have a huge repercussion on people’s quality of life.
The worry of having a potentially fatal reaction can result in seeking help from a psychologist. Unfortunately, only a few allergy clinics in the UK could provide psychological services to help such people.
We considered two allergy clinics with such psychological services for children and families. We found the services to be in high demand, and clinicians reported rapid improvements in patients’ anxiety as an outcome. Food allergies involve a reaction by the immune system to protein existing in foods’. Symptoms can range from mild to potentially fatal. The foods most commonly linked with these allergies are peanuts and tree nuts, dairy products, fish, shellfish, wheat and soy.
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5 new phobias that were diagnosed in 2019
Everyone experiences fear from time to time. However, if you have a certain phobia, you are likely to deal with a sense of dread or panic when confronted with a specific situation or object. A specific phobia is a type of anxiety disorder defined as an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. These irrational fears can intervene between personal relationships, work, and school, and stop you from enjoying life.
These 5 phobias are Eco-Anxiety, Nomophobia, Food neophobia, Carbophobia, Editiovultaphobia