This presentation will be co-lead by Megan Lewis, a nurse practitioner and program manager of the Food Allergy Center, and Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard, a psychologist specializing in the treatment of food allergy-related anxiety. It will address and correct the prevalent myths about food allergies that contribute unnecessarily to anxiety, as well as discuss strategies for reasonable, safe, and sane risk assessment and practices of daily living with food allergies.
- Define and correct several common myths regarding causes and risk of accidental reactions
- Interpret the concept of “safe enough” when engaging in risk assessment regarding managing food allergies in daily life
- Discuss the psychological consequences of engaging in medically unnecessary avoidance of activities of daily life
- Megan O. Lewis, MSN, CRNP
- Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, PhD
This seminar focuses on allergy and immunology and was delivered at a virtual event titled, “Anxiety Around Food Allergies & Maintaining A Healthy Safe Balance,” on August 25, 2021.
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