Intestinal transit in anxiety and depression.

@article{Gorard1996IntestinalTI,
  title={Intestinal transit in anxiety and depression.},
  author={David Angelo Gorard and J. E. Gomborone and Gerald Libby and M. J. G. Farthing},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1996},
  volume={39},
  pages={551 - 555}
}
BACKGROUND: Patients with anxiety and depression often have bowel symptoms. Until now, studies investigating a link between altered bowel habit and psychological illness have focused on patients with disturbed defecation presenting to gastroenterologists. AIMS: To determine whether patients with anxiety and depression have objective evidence of abnormal intestinal transit irrespective of any bowel symptoms. METHODS: 21 psychiatric outpatients fulfilling research criteria for generalised anxiety… 
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