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Relative Frequency of Mood Disorders in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Comparison with Control Group. JRUMS. 2012; 11 (4) :337-346
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Background and Objectives: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most prevalent functional disorders of the digestive system with unknown causes. Reasearches have indicated that there is a relationship between IBS and mood disorders. The aim of this study was evaluation of the relative frequency of major depression disorder and bipolar spectrum in patients with irritable bowel syndrome in comparison with control group.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive, cross- sectional study was performed on 137 patients who were referred to a digestive clinic in Isfahan Nour hospital and had digestive complains in accordance with known cases of IBS based on ROM III criteria. Also, a control group (without digestive problems) was selected that consisted of 137 individuals. The two groups filled out Beck and MDQ questionnaires for the purpose of diagnosis depression and bipolar disorders respectively.
Results: Relative frequency of major depression disorder in IBS patients was 78 persons (57%) which, compared with 44 persons (32%) in the control group indicated a considerable significant difference (p<0.001). Also, the relative frequency of bipolar disorders in the affected group was 30 persons (21.9%) versus 10 persons in the control group (7.3%) which, regarding p=0.001, indicates a considerable difference.
Conclusion: Regarding the results obtained, there is a considerable relationship between irritable bowel syndrome and mood disorders. The results indicate that cooperation between gastroenterologists and psychiatrists is an essential need for managing the irritable bowel syndrome.
Key word: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Major depressive Disorder, Bipolar Spectrum
Funding: This research was funded by Isfahan University of Medical Sciences.
Conflict of interest: None declared.
Ethical approvel: The Ethics Committee of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences approved the study.
How to cite this article: Daghaghzadeh H, Afshar H, Mazaheri M, Kouchakzadeh M. Relative Frequency of Mood Disorders in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Comparison with Control Group. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Scie 2012; 11(4): 337-46. [Farsi]
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2020/05/10 | Accepted: 2020/05/10 | Published: 2020/05/10

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