The irritable bowel syndrome and psychiatric disorders in the community: is there a link?

  title={The irritable bowel syndrome and psychiatric disorders in the community: is there a link?},
  author={Nicholas J Talley and Stuart C Howell and Richie G. Poulton},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVE:Psychiatric morbidity is high among patients who present to referral centers with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, few studies have investigated the relationship between psychiatric disturbance and IBS in community samples. We hypothesized that psychiatric disorders are linked to IBS in the general community, but this is influenced by the criteria used to establish a diagnosis of IBS.METHODS:The data were collected from a birth cohort born in Dunedin (New Zealand) between… CONTINUE READING
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