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Can IBS cause anxiety?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Yes, I think so.

But this is definitely a two way road! anxiety can most certainly cause gastrointestinal symptoms.
I am confident that good psychotherapy would help to relieve the severity of both conditions. I would suggest avoiding medication for anxiety since the side effects of many medications include a variety of gastrointestinal problems. Learn how to live in a well balanced manner and feel better soon.

In brief: Yes, I think so.

But this is definitely a two way road! anxiety can most certainly cause gastrointestinal symptoms.
I am confident that good psychotherapy would help to relieve the severity of both conditions. I would suggest avoiding medication for anxiety since the side effects of many medications include a variety of gastrointestinal problems. Learn how to live in a well balanced manner and feel better soon.
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