Psychosocial Distress and Somatic Symptoms in Community Subjects With Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Psychological Component Is the Rule

@article{Choung2009PsychosocialDA,
  title={Psychosocial Distress and Somatic Symptoms in Community Subjects With Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Psychological Component Is the Rule},
  author={Rok Seon Choung and G. Richard III Locke and Alan R. Zinsmeister and Cathy D. Schleck and Nicholas J Talley},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={104},
  pages={1772-1779}
}
OBJECTIVES:Psychosocial factors may drive people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to seek health care, but whether psychological factors are causally linked to IBS is controversial. One hypothesis is that IBS is a heterogeneous syndrome comprising two distinct conditions, one psychological and the other biological. However, it is unclear how many people with IBS in the community have little somatization and minimal psychosocial distress. The aim of our study was to estimate the proportion of… CONTINUE READING