This site is about the Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Mark Egit is a Psychoanalyst who treats the psychological underpinnings of some IBS conditions.
The scientific literature says that IBS sufferer's are more likely than others to suffer from fear depression and more frequent "severe life events" These feelings often occurred prior to the onset of symptoms and so are not merely a result but a contributing factor to the condition.
Between 42% and 95% of IBS sufferers seen in GI clinics suffer from a diagnosable condition, usually anxiety or depression
The scientific literature says that IBS patients are more effected by stress than the general population and often feel overwhelmed by stress.
The scientific literature says IBS patients are more likely to have experienced the trauma of sexual and physical abuse than the general population.
The scientific literature says that the illness often presents with other debilitating physical/emotional conditions. For example:
IBS is associated with fibromyalgia, dysmenorrhoea and asthma
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