Irritable bowel syndrome and dysthymia. Is there a relationship?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has been reported in 10% to 22% of adults. The authors compared patients seeking treatment for dysthymia (N = 59) in an outpatient setting to an age- and sex-matched comparison group of patients (N = 54) seeking treatment in a general physician's office for other medical illnesses. The comparison group did not have any Axis I… CONTINUE READING