Susannah O’Brien

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 22% of the general population. Its aetiology remains unclear. Previously reported cross-sectional associations with psychological distress and depression are not fully understood. We hypothesised that psychosocial factors, particularly those associated with somatisation, would act as risk markers for the onset of(More)
Objectives: To assess the health status of heroin users starting and following 3 months of pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence, and to compare outcomes to a range of other chronic medical illnesses treated with maintenance medication. Methods: The study uses pooled data from 6 clinical trials included in an Australian National Evaluation of(More)
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