Kids With Atopic Dermatitis At Greater Risk For Mental Health Disorders.

Medwire (2/25, Cowen) reports that “children with atopic dermatitis (AD) are at significantly increased risk for mental health disorders,” according to the results of a 172,309-patient study published in the February issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. After “analysing data from 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), Eric Simpson (Oregon Health and Science University, Portland) and team found that children with AD were significantly more likely to have a variety of mental health disorders than those without the skin disorder.” In addition, the study authors “found that increased severity of AD was associated with a greater risk for mental health disorders.”

Related Links:

— “Mental health risk increased in children with atopic dermatitis, “Mark Cowen, MedWIre News, February 25, 2013.

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