What are the risk factors for psychologic morbidity in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Psychologic morbidity affects patients with IBD, especially younger patients, and are typically associated with depression and anxiety symptoms but also exhibit externalizing behaviors. [48] Risk factors for psychologic morbidity appear to include increased disease severity, lower socioeconomic status, use of corticosteroids, parental stress, and older age at diagnosis. [48]


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