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Mold Toxicity and Mental Health 

Symptoms of Mold Toxicity 

  • Fatigue/weakness

  • Muscle aches, cramps, unusual pain - often an ice-pick or lightning bolt sensation

  • Headache

  • Sensitivity to bright light, tearing, blurred vision

  • Chronic sinus congestion

  • Cough, chest pain, shortness of breath

  • Abdominal pain, IBS, often secretory diarrhea

  • Joint pain, tendonitis, morning stiffness

  • Cognitive impairment difficulties with memory, word finding difficulties, brain fog, skin sensitivity to light tough, mood swings, appetite swings, night sweats, temperature dysregulation

  • Numbness and tinging, vertigo, metallic taste in mouth 

  • Excessive thirst, frequent urination, 

  • Impotence, heavy menstrual bleeding

  • Nausea, vomiting

People with mold toxicity may be diagnosed with any of the following psychiatric or mental health-related conditions:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Depersonalization

  • Cognitive impairment 

  • Mood swings

Diagnosis includes screening, gathering a clinical history, and laboratory testing.  Treatment is individualized and includes removal or remediation of environmental mold and removal of mold toxins from the body.  



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