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How can emotional trouble lead to irritable bowel syndrome?

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Some people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) seem to have trouble with stress, have a mental disorder, or have been through a traumatic event in their lives, such as sexual abuse or domestic violence. It's not clear what comes first -- the stress or the IBS. But there's evidence that stress management and behavioral therapy can help relieve symptoms in some people with the condition.

SOURCES: 

American College of Gastroenterology. 

Medscape: "Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome"

Medscape: "Consensus Report: Clinical Trial Guidelines for Pharmacological Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome." 

Medscape: "Irritable bowel-type symptoms in HMO examinees." 

Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD, FACG, gastroenterologist, Montefiore Medical Center, New York. 

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, .  American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion

National Center for Biotechnology Information. 

Somerset Medical Center.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC).

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 25, 2018

SOURCES: 

American College of Gastroenterology. 

Medscape: "Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome"

Medscape: "Consensus Report: Clinical Trial Guidelines for Pharmacological Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome." 

Medscape: "Irritable bowel-type symptoms in HMO examinees." 

Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD, FACG, gastroenterologist, Montefiore Medical Center, New York. 

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, .  American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion

National Center for Biotechnology Information. 

Somerset Medical Center.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC).

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 25, 2018

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