Year : 1993  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 193--196

Psychological and Sociodemographic Correlates of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Priti Arun1, JN Vyas2, RR Rai3, Kirshna Kanwal4, Chandra Shekhar Sushil5 
1 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
2 Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur, India
4 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur, India
5 Assistant Professor, Medical College, Kota, India

Correspondence Address:
Priti Arun
Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh
India

Thirty patients with the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) were evaluated for personality profiles and psychiatric morbidity. In comparison with normal controls, these patients were more neurotic, showed more anxiety and had a higher incidence of neurotic depression, anxiety neurosis and alcoholism. IBS was found to be more common in young, urban males and sedentary workers.


How to cite this article:
Arun P, Vyas J N, Rai R R, Kanwal K, Sushil C. Psychological and Sociodemographic Correlates of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome.Indian J Psychiatry 1993;35:193-196


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Arun P, Vyas J N, Rai R R, Kanwal K, Sushil C. Psychological and Sociodemographic Correlates of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1993 [cited 2020 Aug 4 ];35:193-196
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