HONR-330 Honors Capstone

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Allergy and Immunology | Biological Phenomena, Cell Phenomena, and Immunity | Disability Law | Food and Drug Law | Medical Immunology | Mental Disorders | Pathology | Physiological Processes | Public Health Education and Promotion

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Despite common knowledge, allergies and anaphylaxis are considered disabilities. As such, these disorders affect the daily lives of those who have them, including one's mental health. In this paper, all the nuances of allergies and anaphylaxis will be discussed as the etiology and scientific aspects of allergies, anaphylaxis, and hypersensitivity are distinguished from one another. Furthermore, the findings are reported from two surveys; an assessment of how well educated and prepared teachers are for students with allergies and whether other students with food allergies have had similar experiences to the author's and those described in research by other studies concerning the social and psychological aspects of having food allergies, such as that by Stewart et al, 2012. Finally, conclusions surmised from this project are discussed in relation to past and future research.

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