Gut Check | Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The Connection Between Depression and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Having inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can take a toll on your body. But what about the damage it can do to your mental health? While experts are still determining just how much IBD can affect a patient’s mind, there is significant evidence that shows those experiencing IBD have a higher rate of depression. Health care professionals should be aware of whether or not their patients are at risk, and how they can step in to help.