Patients who have experienced gastrointestinal symptoms before the onset of depression were at increased risk for an eventual diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease, according to research published in Gut.

Richard C. Pollok, of St. George’s University Hospitals in the United Kingdom, and colleagues wrote that both immune dysregulation and inflammation due to IBD may be linked with depression, which has been observed in other immune-mediated diseases.

“This indicates the apparent association between prior depression and subsequent IBD potentially represents reverse causation,

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