Anxiety and depression remain undiagnosed in large portions of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, according to recent data.
Charles N. Bernstein, MD, of the University of Manitoba in Canada, and colleagues wrote that IBD can compound the effects of mental disorders, reducing quality of life and worsening the disease course of IBD.
“Despite the important implications of untreated mental illness, prior studies suggest that depression and anxiety disorders remain underdiagnosed in the IBD population,” they wrote. “Risk factors that contribute to missed diagnoses of mental

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