Symptoms of psychologic distress associated with irritable bowel syndrome. Comparison of community and medical clinic samples.

@article{Whitehead1988SymptomsOP,
  title={Symptoms of psychologic distress associated with irritable bowel syndrome. Comparison of community and medical clinic samples.},
  author={W E Whitehead and L S Bosmajian and Alan B. Zonderman and Paul T Costa and Marvin M. Schuster},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1988},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={709-14}
}
Women with symptoms indicative of irritable bowel syndrome who had not consulted a physician were compared with female patients at a gastroenterology clinic to investigate whether self-selection for treatment accounts for psychologic abnormalities in clinic patients' with irritable bowel syndrome. Two sets of diagnostic criteria were compared: restrictive criteria based on the work of Manning and conventional criteria (abdominal pain plus altered bowel habits). Lactose malabsorbers were… CONTINUE READING
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