I’m Sharing: Crohn’s Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study

 

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By Robert Preidt

HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk for an anxiety disorder, especially women, a new study suggests.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.

“Patients with IBD face substantial chronic physical problems associated with the disease,” lead author Esme Fuller-Thomson, a professor from the University of Toronto, said in a university news release. “The additional burden of anxiety disorders makes life much more challenging so this ‘double jeopardy’ must be addressed.”

The study authors looked at 269 Canadian adults who had been diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease. The researchers found that these patients were two times more likely to have had generalized anxiety disorder at some point in their lives than adults without Crohn’s or colitis.

 

And for women, the risk was four times greater than for men, the investigators found.

In addition, people with an inflammatory bowel disease and a history of childhood sexual abuse had a sixfold increased risk of an anxiety disorder. And those with Crohn’s or colitis who reported having moderate or severe chronic pain were twice as likely to have an anxiety disorder as those with mild or no pain, the study revealed.

Although this study found an association between people with an inflammatory bowel disease and the likelihood of an anxiety disorder, it wasn’t designed to prove a cause-and-effect relationship between these conditions.

Findings were published online recently in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

 

“The study draws attention to the need for routine screening and targeted interventions for anxiety disorders. Particularly among the most vulnerable patients with IBD: women, individuals who are in chronic pain, and those with a history of childhood sexual abuse,” study co-author and adjunct lecturer Joanne Sulman, from the University of Toronto, said in the news release.

The study also highlights the link between physical and mental health, according to Patrick McGowan, an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Toronto. He was not directly involved in the study.

“We sometimes think of the two as if they are entirely separate entities but the reality is they are intimately linked. Both involve genuine physical changes in the body and affect each other,” McGowan said in the news release.

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Hi, I’m CrohnsAnonymous, and I’m a Crohn’s-a-holic. Whatever, right?

Like many of you, I have quite a story. I’ve always thought what could I do to help people and get paid doing it? So far, I’ve been a guitar/piano teacher and a Crohn’s disease advocate. So far, I haven’t got paid, at all, but that’s not why people set out doing things like this. If I could save one kid from getting discouraged and going down the ridiculous path I went down, and this blog, or something on this site kept that person from the pain and wasting of time, that makes not getting paid all worth it. 

I do swriting so I decided to learn blogging so that I could CONNECT with people similar to me, that is people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)  UC (ulcerative colitis) and other inflammatory disorders.

– Post Script: That is not a word, “Crohn’s-a-holic”. Just in case that wasn’t obvious by my sometimes weird idea of dry humor. It’s true, though, the saying from biblic times, “Laughter doeth good like a medicine”. Maybe n some of the medicines I’ve been on and off more than a few times over my nearly 15 years of having the disease, (joking) but I digress. I’ll talk a bit more about that later.   

But really, welcome to the site, look around, remember it’s still a work in progress, if you see anything you like, follow, or simply click like or share on social media. Oh, yea, leave comments if you feel like it…I read all the comments and usually reply. That’s one of the reasons I’m awake at 5:15am on a…well, you get the point.

— I’d like to welcome y0u all to “crohnsanonymous.com”. 

I suppose I should get into a little about my story and ‘time’ with Crohn’s disease..and I will. For now, I’m going to go work on a few other parts of the site… and leave you, for now, with this, as it’s s all I can think of to say at this juncture. I’m new at this, bare with me…but I’m confident that this is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing, at this exact moment; for what it’s worth. I believe in the power of communication, connections, and bringing together some ideas, solutions, problems, and idk what Crohn’s Anonymous is yet. Dunno. Not a an clue. But with your help, support, in every way you feel like helping by sharing,  being vocal about your story, stories of people you love, etc., I think this might one day be something to look back on and be proud you were part of.

 

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