Words fail me: the verbal IQ deficit in inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Dancey2009WordsFM,
  title={Words fail me: the verbal IQ deficit in inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Christine P. Dancey and Elizabeth A. Attree and George Stuart and Christine Wilson and Amanda Sonnet},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={
          852-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Many chronic illnesses are accompanied by impaired cognitive functioning. In people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), there is some research to suggest a decrement in verbal IQ (VIQ), when compared to people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and healthy controls. Although this is an important finding, it is necessary to ensure that such deficits are not due to methodological problems such as the failure to take into account pre-morbid functioning. METHODS A total of 88… CONTINUE READING
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