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Antidepressants could be prescribed by GPs as the new weapon in the war on Irritable Bowel Syndrome  Daily Mail

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Antidepressants could soon be prescribed routinely by GPs to treat the UK's most common bowel condition.

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, affects nine million Britons, causing agonising pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation – with few effective treatments available.

Now, hundreds of GPs will offer a low dose of mood-boosting drugs to patients, as part of a pioneering study involving 75 healthcare hubs across the North and West of England.

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