Study Examines Often Overlooked Irritable Bowel Syndrome

April 29, 2015 4:42 AM

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A new study examines a very real link between psychological stress and its physiological manifestations to introduce the idea that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one very common condition that is often treated in unorthodox ways. The study indicates that people who suffer constant bowel pain, diarrhea, and constipation often get referred to a psychologist to see if therapy/counseling can subside the condition.

“Anxiety and other thoughts can trigger symptoms of IBS,” notes Harvard Medical School cognitive-behavioral psychologist, Jeffrey Brown. “It’s truly a representation of the mind-body connection.”

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