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IBD in children increases risk of psychiatric disorders

According to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) have an increased risk of suffering from psychiatric disorders. To conduct the study, researchers studied more than 6,400 children with IBD, born between 1973 and 2013. They compared each child’s risk of psychiatric disorders at an older age with that of healthy children, and with each child’s own siblings, to help take into account socioeconomics, lifestyle and heredity. After a period of nine years, 17.3% of the children with IBD had been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, while 11.8% of the healthy children and about 10% of the patient’s siblings also had a psychiatric diagnosis.  Read more....

 

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