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Does depression influence symptom severity in irritable bowel syndrome? Case study of a patient with irritable bowel syndrome and bipolar disorder.

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OBJECTIVE: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is frequently associated with mood disorder. However, it is typically difficult to distinguish between disturbed mood as a causal agent and disturbed mood as a consequence of the experience of IBS. This report considers the association between mood and symptom severity in a patient with diarrhea-predominant IBS and stable, rapid cycling bipolar disorder with a predominantly depressive course. Such a case provides an important opportunity to determine...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Psychosomatic medicine
Volume:
65
Issue:
5
Pages:
919-923
Publication date:
2003-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1534-7796
ISSN:
0033-3174
URN:
uuid:172d2091-f6c8-40f3-b31d-b3ce29337831
Source identifiers:
17495
Local pid:
pubs:17495

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