Family history of mental illness or alcohol abuse and the irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Knight2015FamilyHO,
  title={Family history of mental illness or alcohol abuse and the irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={James R. Knight and Giles Richard Locke and Alan R. Zinsmeister and Cathy D. Schleck and Nicholas J Talley},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2015},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={
          237-41
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We have observed that many patients with IBS drink very little alcohol and postulated that this may reflect membership in families affected by alcoholism and mental illness. We aimed to evaluate whether a family history of substance or alcohol abuse, or psychiatric illness, is associated with IBS. METHODS A valid GI questionnaire was mailed to a randomly selected population-based cohort to identify IBS and healthy controls. The electronic medical record was reviewed to record the… CONTINUE READING
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