The risk of developing anxiety disorders significantly increased in the presence of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. We are talking about Crohn's disease and chronic ulcerative colitis (UC), says Psych Central. In a study involving 22 thousands of volunteers from Canada with these diseases, scientists have noticed a clear correlation between these two factors.
The 259 people, doctors discovered Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. The risk of developing anxiety disorders in this group was increased by 2-4 times compared to the average. Over the strong Association observed among women. Note, the likelihood of developing anxiety disorder in people who have had abuse in childhood increased six times.
Scientists have once again proved the link between physical and mental health. Only a complete well-being by health can be combined with a decent quality of life and sense of confidence in the future.