Depression increases the risk of inflammatory bowel disease
Depression increases the risk of inflammatory bowel disease, which may be reduced by taking antidepressants, suggests a study reported Oct. 18, 2018 in the journal Gut. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) were protective against Crohn’s disease, whereas mirtazapine, serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), SSRIs, serotonin modulators and TCAs were protective for ulcerative colitis.
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