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Jeffrey Roberts posted a topic in IBS News Articles and Research ResultsWhat Comes First — the Psychological Disorder or the Gastrointestinal Disorder? 2358 GI Tract - Kristine Novak More patients receive a diagnosis of a mood or anxiety disorder before diagnosis of a functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID), researchers report in the July issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The findings indicate opportunities for prevention and support the role of adverse socioeconomic factors in development of FGIDs in patients with psychological disorders. Functional gut conditions are not associated with any identifiable pathology, but have been associated with anxiety and depression. Understanding the interactions between brain and gastrointestinal disorders requires analysis of the order of disease onset. >> Full article © 2017 iMagPress. All Rights Reserved.