Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition, as 1 in 5 U.S. adults will experience one in their lifetime. And so, millions more are also affected or impacted by mental illness through friends and family.

We believe it's important to educate people about potential mast cell involvement in mental health issues. Presented here is a sampling of articles and medical abstracts to aid individuals and encourage communities to raise awareness of the impact that mast cell-related conditions can have on mental health. Disclaimer

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Resources & Articles of Interest

Below is a partial list of articles and abstracts that discuss the effects of mast cell-related conditions on mental health. Note, some articles are intentionally duplicated as many conditions overlap.

Mast Cell Activation Disorders (MCAD)


Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue (HDCT)

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) / Dysautonomia