Unaddressed anxiety in patients with IBD ‘will impact their disease outcomes’

SAN DIEGO — Anxiety left unaddressed in the context of inflammatory bowel disease care “will impact the disease course and outcomes,” according to a presenter at Digestive Disease Week 2022.“Anxiety occurs on a spectrum,” Laurie Keefer, PhD, director of psychobehavioral research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a member of the Healio Gastroenterology Peer Perspective Board, told attendees. “There is the productive anxiety that got me out of bed this morning and to my lecture a little early. There are anxiety symptoms — panic, worry,Read More

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