Treatment with Immunosuppressive Therapy May Improve Depressive Symptoms in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

@article{Horst2014TreatmentWI,
  title={Treatment with Immunosuppressive Therapy May Improve Depressive Symptoms in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease},
  author={Sara N. Horst and Andrew Chao and Michael Rosen and Anne Nohl and Caroline Duley and Julianne H. Wagnon and Dawn B. Beaulieu and Warren Taylor and Lawrence S Gaines and David A Schwartz},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={60},
  pages={465-470}
}
Recent research suggests a relationship of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and depression. Our objective was to evaluate for improvement of depressive symptoms with treatment of IBD using immunosuppressive medications. A retrospective study of consecutive patients with IBD started on immunosuppressive agents [anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) or immunomodulator therapy] was conducted. Patients were evaluated if disease activity indices using Harvey Bradshaw Index for Crohn’s disease (CD… CONTINUE READING