Siblings of patients with IBD share heightened risk for depression

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease were nine times more likely to develop depression, and their unaffected siblings twice as likely to develop depression, according to a study in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.In addition, researchers found that patients with depression were twice as likely to develop IBD, and their siblings without depression were also at heightened risk for developing IBD, compared with the general population.“This research reveals a clinical overlap between both conditions and is the first study to investigate the two-way association between IBDRead More

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