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Your Asthma and Allergies Aren't Causing Mental Illness

Your Asthma and Allergies Aren't Causing Mental Illness

You may have read headlines suggesting that if you have allergies, you might be at greater risk of developing mental illness. But don’t panic just yet. Hank unpacks these findings on this week’s SciShow News

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  • Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 17:06 pm

    Allergies make me depressed.

  • Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 05:26 am

    Who do i believe, scientists who devoted their live to work over 15 years, or 1 random guy from a media platform such as youtube.

  • Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 05:48 am

    How 'bout this: pollen allergies, the ones I suffer from, make you TIRED. I think that has a LOT to do with the appearance of a mental dysfunction.

  • Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 06:35 am

    Probably, people with very annoying allergies have already been to an allergist and therefore are more likely to seek professional help for mental issues -than those people with no allergies.

  • Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 07:31 am

    Or the allergic people were more paranoid about health in general and more likely to go to a psychiatrist than healthy people.

  • Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Keep Calm and Sneeze On!

  • Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 13:18 pm

    Imagine that. Having an annoying reaction to something makes humans act a little crazy. Who would have guessed it?

  • Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 14:42 pm

    Wish people would apply this level of critical thinking to claims about vaccinations increasing the risk of autism and circumcision reducing the risk of STIs and other maladies.

  • Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 18:47 pm

    Possible mechanism:

    Allergy could make you uncomfortable all the time. Being uncomfortable all the time makes you sad all the time. Then being sad all the time makes you depressed.

  • Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 20:37 pm

    "worked like a charm" which, by scientific consensus doesn't work. I think it's time we stopped using language about fantastical constructs to talk about scientific achievements. It seems that they are often invoked when speaking about something you can't see, but needs to be imagined. I don't ever remember someone talking about a bridge or a building in these terms. Thoughts?

  • Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 21:16 pm

    I have been saying this since the “vaccines cause autism” begining!!!

  • Posted on May 01, 2018 at 01:17 am

    yeah, but seasonal allergies are driving me crazy

  • Posted on May 01, 2018 at 19:35 pm

    Wow, allergies themselves causing mental illness is about the dumbest thing I've ever heard as a man with multiple diagnoses of different mental health "conditions" and no actual allergies to speak of. The closest this comes to being actual science is how allergies may cause stress which over time takes the form of almost all mental illnesses we know of today, in some form or fashion. My apologies for the run on sentence.

  • Posted on May 03, 2018 at 17:44 pm

    I have asthma and lots of other allergies and I also have depression and really bad anxiety so this doesnt surprise me at all

  • Posted on May 05, 2018 at 04:41 am

    allergies –> sleep apnea –> mental illness

  • Posted on May 05, 2018 at 13:12 pm

    as always, correlation does not equal causation.

  • Posted on May 06, 2018 at 19:26 pm

    3:09 Yes, it does … because that proves that the second coming was already … and Steve Jobs our creator went back to heaven without anyone …
    List of things Jobs done:

    … man I really had to make this joke.

  • Posted on May 17, 2018 at 22:49 pm

    If we can build an anitbody fom scratch, then maybe we could take the antibody and the bacteria/fungi/virus and make a vaccine out of it. It basically cuts the injection process all together if it's done a certain way.

  • Posted on May 21, 2018 at 05:06 am

    There is something depressing about the idea of living with asthma and allergies.

  • Posted on May 21, 2018 at 17:36 pm

    I'm glad you had the integrity not to title this "Are Your Asthma and Allergies Causing Mental Illness?"

  • Posted on May 25, 2018 at 21:32 pm

    Anyone else come here from hankschannel?

  • Posted on May 29, 2018 at 07:33 am

    am… am I gunna turn into a nute?😣

  • Posted on Jun 11, 2018 at 09:53 am

    When I am struggling to breathe, it triggers a panic attack and I have to take a xanax to calm down😥

  • Posted on Mar 08, 2019 at 19:59 pm

    How it might lead to a mental illness could be explained by underlying mechanism,
    Think of allergy as if it is a chronic pain, it can cause stress, stress can lead to anxiety and depression plus the medications used to treat allergies are somewhat related to antipsychotics and antidepressents and even benzos, in terms of their side effects and slight resemblance in mechanism of action

  • Posted on Jun 02, 2019 at 09:14 am


    The psycho-immune and emotional aspects are a fundamental complement to the drugs used for asthma and respiratory allergies to pollen, dust, mites, cats ..

    Practicing 5 minutes of the psychophysical exercises of the INDALO CODEX method, many people suffering from respiratory allergies or asthma managed to breathe well all year round. In the book “ASTHMA AND ALLERGY” and in the app for IOS and Android, you will discover the 5 keys to the spontaneous remission of respiratory allergies and asthma.

  • Posted on Dec 18, 2019 at 17:01 pm


  • Posted on Dec 18, 2019 at 17:04 pm

    allergies can and do affect the brain badly. jordan peterson and his daughter mikayla cured their severe arthritis and horrible depression from having a restricted diet.

  • Posted on Mar 03, 2020 at 22:31 pm

    Anxiety and depression is a common side effect of some astma medications like Singulair. So mental illness is may not be caused by asthma but by asthma medications.

  • Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 05:09 am

    Water cant cure sugar burn or dehydration, Fluincy in mind and traumatic enzimes in both body and mind tangling in tangable moments can harshly tribute towards depressive symptoms

  • Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 23:15 pm

    Why is it when I’m not logged in, certain comments are on top for the same criterion, than when logging in. YTs algorithms pants are unzipped. Anyways, am I the only one that likes to chase these things down the line theoretically. Ie, allergies=suicide in allergy season, but only in women, allergy season>congestion>lower oxysat>[x] in brain (likely oxy sat sensor in brain)>anxiety or some other process I don’t know about>suicide ideation… I’ll admit I’m not super fluenced when it come to the brain, but if older women are specified does menopause have an affect? Sorry I know I’m stupid just thinking out loud. (In quiet I guess since I’m typing)

  • Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 17:46 pm

    Reduce your oxygen intake by 70 percent.
    Learn the truth about lack of oxygen to your brain.

  • Posted on Sep 09, 2020 at 10:04 am


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  • Posted on Feb 16, 2021 at 23:11 pm

    People can develop allergies, including hay fever, because their histamine level is already too high. If their level goes even higher, they'll usually become depressed. If it goes even higher, the person will become psychotic. That's what happened to my family member. "Orthomolecular" scientists have known about this problem since about 1939. I tapered my family member off of THREE daily antipsychotic drugs by lowering his histamines back to the normal range, using the "orthomolecular" approach, i.e. Sam-e, calcium, Vit C, B Complex. Be aware that for many histadelics (high histamine people) the folic acid in the B Complex can cause depression. So why is their histamine level high to begin with? In at least 2 of my family members, it's due to having inherited the bad energy of a particular spider. Only a highly trained homeopath can cure this problem. When I gave my "incurably mentally ill" loved one a dose of the homeopathic spider, his psychosis disappeared in about 10 minutes. When it came back, that meant he needed more doses. He's been well for years, 100% free of the idiot psychiatrists.–Linda from FB "A Dose of Sanity"

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