Saturday, July 24, 2010

UCLA Study finds irritable bowel syndrome is not psychological

[Comment:  We knew that! Glad they proved it. It is quite annoying that medical conditions are considered psychological until a cause or physical change is found. It's ignorance.  It would not be surprising if 98% of all people believed to be ill for mental reasons actually have a physical disorder which has been overlooked.]
UCLA Study finds irritable bowel syndrome is not psychological

"Finding removes the idea once and for all that IBS symptoms are not real and are "only psychological"
A large academic study has demonstrated structural changes in specific brain regions in female patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the abdomen, along with diarrhea, constipation or both.
A collaborative effort between UCLA and Canada's McGill University, the study appears in the July issue of the journal Gastroenterology.
The findings show that IBS is associated with both decreases and increases in grey matter density in key areas of the brain involved in attention, emotion regulation, pain inhibition and the processing of visceral information."

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