November 1st, 2011

A Link Between Trauma and Irritable Bowel?

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Major psychological trauma may increase the risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to Mayo Clinic researchers, who presented data from a new study on Monday. The study involved 2,623 adults, who were surveyed about past emotional or psychological events, such as divorce, the death of a loved one, a car accident, physical or mental abuse, or surviving a natural disaster. The researchers found that those who reported more trauma in their lives were also more likely to have IBS.

TIME, Melinda Melnick, 11/1/11

Additional coverage: Behavioral Medicine Report, FOX News, US News & World Report, HealthDay, My Health News Daily

Tags: GI

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