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Anxiety, somatization increase risk for infectious gastroenteritis, postinfectious IBS

July 7, 2015

Psychological factors, particularly anxiety, increased risk for developing infectious gastroenteritis, which in turn increased risk for postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome, according to new research data.

IBS “is a common condition with large socio-economic costs, yet there is so much that still remains to be discovered about the causes,” Guy Boeckxstaens, MD, PhD, from the University Hospital of Leuven in Belgium, said in a press release. “Our investigation found that anxiety or depression alters the immune response towards a gastrointestinal infection, which can result in more severe symptoms and the development of chronic [IBS]."

Erika F.H. Saunders, MD In the Journals

Poor sleep has greater negative effect on women with bipolar disorder than men

July 7, 2015
Poor sleep quality was a predictor of worse mood outcome among women with bipolar disorder but not in men, according to study findings in the Journal of Affective
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Depression common among men with borderline testosterone levels

July 7, 2015
Depression and depressive symptoms were more common among men referred for borderline testosterone levels compared with the general population, according to recent study…
Acceleration of cognitive decline occurs after incident stroke In the Journals

Acceleration of cognitive decline occurs after incident stroke

July 7, 2015
Individuals who survive a stroke are more likely to experience severe decline in cognitive function following their stroke, along with accelerated and persistent…
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Overview and Standard Treatment Strategies

Psychiatric Annals, June 2015, Volume 45 Issue 6
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common psychiatric illness defined by the presence of distressing intrusive…
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Psychiatric Annals May 2015

Inflammation and Psychiatric Disorders: May 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

Life depends on balance. Among the yin and yang of life balance are the proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory factors…
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VIDEO: Mental health needs more attention in management of diabetes

VIDEO: Mental health needs more attention in management of diabetes

June 10, 2015
BOSTON — In this video exclusive, David G. Marrero, PhD, the 2015 President for Health and Education of the…
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