Anxiety, depression prevalent in IBD patients

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease may also have undiagnosed anxiety and depression, according to a study by Charles Bernstein, MD, of the University of Manitoba in Canada. Researchers evaluated the prevalence of undiagnosed depression and anxiety by analyzing data from a cohort study of psychiatric comorbidity in immune-mediated disorders, including IBD. About a third of patients who met the criteria for depression were not previously diagnosed, and two-thirds of patients met the criteria for undiagnosed anxiety. Whether this is immune mediated, driven by symptoms, or true medical anxiety is not clear.

See the review on Healio here: Undiagnosed anxiety, depression prevalent in IBD patients

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