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Mental health associations with eczema, asthma and hay fever in children: a cross-sectional survey
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    A Unjustifiable Truth

    With Cain interest in your titled text i begin my journey in reading. i thought to myself that these are prevalent medical conditions that are both acute and chronic in nature, and with level of bullying, and peer-pressure in the school environment; have finally found a scientific relation to the emotional responses these children my face based upon your study? and the answer in my opinion is no. i found it to be an over reaching of the facts, and i found that it relied heavily on outside factors that had no relation to the participants. their parent socioeconomic background or level of educational background would've no relevance to their mental state. had you look at their interactions with their peers at school and the exacerbation of their diseases you would've been better justified; because it is a known fact that a increase in stress levels lead to an attack in these diseased conditions. and lastly i found it to be bias in nature the correlations i viewed were interpreting that kids from a lower socioeconomic background were more likely to develop problems more frequently then those from the more affluent backgrounds.

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    Re: Mental health associations with eczema, asthma, and hay fever in children: a cross-sectional survey

    This response is in relation to the above captioned article, published October 14, 2016. I must state that this was quite an insightful study. As I read the article, I began to realize with no doubt that there are physical illnesses associated with the development of mental health issues, particularly in children. I must agree with the author, that while there are no direct links to diagnose a mental illness, there are fac...

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    Further Suggestions as to the Relationship between Mental Health and Atopic Diseases

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I am writing in response to the article "Mental health associations with eczema, asthma and hay fever in children: a cross-sectional survey" published on October 14th 2016 in Volume 6 Issue 10 of BMJ Open.

    This study sought to determine whether the socioeconomic position (SEP) of parents had an impact on their children's mental health for those children who had symptoms or diagn...

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