The role of stress in the development and clinical course of inflammatory bowel disease: epidemiological evidence.

@article{Maunder2008TheRO,
  title={The role of stress in the development and clinical course of inflammatory bowel disease: epidemiological evidence.},
  author={Robert G Maunder and Susan Levenstein},
  journal={Current molecular medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={247-52}
}
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether psychological stress contributes to the inflammatory process in the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD). This review assesses the epidemiological evidence regarding a causal link between stress and gut inflammation in IBD. METHODS A Medline search identified prospective studies of the effects of stress on subsequent disease activity and randomized controlled studies of the effects of psychological interventions… CONTINUE READING

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