Patients with IBD, ‘higher social vulnerability’ inadequately screened for mental health

DENVER — Depression was associated with higher social vulnerability in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease and was largely influenced by socioeconomic and minority status, according to data at the Crohn’s and Colitis Congress.“Similar to their chronic disease counterparts, patients with IBD have higher rates of anxiety and depression than the general population,” Ariel A. Jordan, MD, an internist at the University of Michigan, told Healio. “We are increasingly recognizing IBD as a chronic disease affecting patients of diverse backgrounds, including thoseRead More

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