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A large proportion of IBD patients may experience a form of PTSD

Inflammatory bowel disease patients were surveyed about their remission or flare-up status, as well as their expectations for a flare-up over the next 2 months.

About a third of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients surveyed were found to meet the clinical threshold to warrant a further diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Alexandra F. Vanderwerff, PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Memphis, conducted a study examining the prevalence of PTSD symptoms among IBD patients. She explained to HCPLive® that her initial hypothesis centered […]

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Sleep & IBD disease activity

Posted: November 4 2020

By Leslie Ann Berg, MSPH  We’ve found that in order to make actionable, lasting behavioral change, knowing the scientific explanation for how and why something is occurring can be a potent stimulus for action. So, let’s dig into the research. Following strong anecdotal evidence in IBD patients, scientists began conducting research to see if there was […]

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