Anxiety and depression in eosinophilic esophagitis: A scoping review and recommendations for future research

Tiffany H. Taft*, Livia Guadagnoli, Emily Edlynn

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Abstract

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a rapidly emerging chronic disease with limited treatments. Impacting both children and adults, EoE and its treatments have the potential to significantly reduce psychological functioning, including increasing anxiety and depression. In this paper, we provide a scoping review of the scientific literature on anxiety and depression in both pediatric and adult patients. We aim to document the current state of research, identify knowledge gaps, recognize unique challenges that EoE patients may face as they relate to psychosocial function, and offer suggestions for future research directions. Based on the current review, both adult and pediatric patients with EoE are at risk for anxiety and depression symptoms, both due to the disease process and the prevailing dietary treatments. Significant gaps exist in the current understanding of anxiety and depression in EoE, providing ample opportunity for future studies to address this important issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-399
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Asthma and Allergy
Volume12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Quality of life
  • Scoping review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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