The psychosocial impact of adolescent food allergy: A review of the literature.

Kristina Newman*, Rebecca Knibb

*Corresponding author for this work

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Previous research has suggested adolescents and young people with food allergies have the highest risk of fatal reactions to food and prevalence of FA has been increasing. There has been increased demand for psychosocial support of adolescents with food allergy (FA) with anxiety around food and social interactions affecting the lives of adolescents and their families. This narrative review aims to explore the psychosocial impact of having a FA in adolescence, including suggested impact, coping, risk-taking behavior and the effect of peers and social support. The review concludes with considerations of the wider community which may also have an effect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-60
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Medical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2020

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Funding: This work was funded by the Midlands Asthma and Allergy Research Association (MAARA).


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