Survey results supported prior research that found one-quarter to one-third of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases report posttraumatic stress symptoms linked to their disease experience.

To better characterize posttraumatic stress (PTS) in patients with IBD, researchers surveyed 797 patients registered with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation/University of North Carolina IBD Partners database (Crohn’s disease n = 452; ulcerative colitis n = 345). The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist-5th edition supplemented this survey. According to study results, 5.6% of respondents

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