Resources and References
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation offers the information and links below for educational purposes only. This information should not replace discussions with your doctor and healthcare team to understand your specific patient needs as it relates to your mental health.
You can ask your healthcare team to recommend a mental health professional, or you can look online using these resources.
A global directory of mental health providers experienced in psychology and gastroenterology.
References and articles:
- The impact of anxiety and depression on patients with inflammatory bowel diseases
- Psychological considerations and interventions in inflammatory bowel disease patient care
- Getting Personal: A review of sexual functioning, body image, and their impact on quality of life in IBD patients
- Similar risk of depression and anxiety following surgery or hospitalization for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis