The stress of managing food allergy is exacting a big toll on many within the food allergy community.
In this first installment of Allergic Living’s “Meet the Experts” video series, Editor Gwen Smith sits down with psychologist Dr. Linda Herbert to discuss:
- the difference between vigilance and getting caught up in fear;
- the process toward gaining control over food allergy anxiety in a child or parent;
- coping and relaxation techniques;
- and how children can become their own “food allergy detectives”.
Dr. Herbert is director of the psychosocial clinical and research program in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., and a leader in food allergy anxiety research.
Allergic Living is committed to helping the allergy community manage food allergies and their psychological impact. A comprehensive resource we’ve created is the Food Allergy Anxiety Guide.