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    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder.
    The most common mental ailment people with irritable bowel syndrome have is generalized anxiety disorder.More than 60% of IBS patients have anxiety. Another 20% have depression, and the rest have other psychiatric disorders.

    There are several theories about the connection between IBS, stress, and anxiety:
    *Although psychological problems like anxiety don’t cause the digestive disorder, people with IBS may be more sensitive to emotional troubles.
    *Stress and anxiety may make the mind more aware of spasms in the colon.
    *IBS may be triggered by the immune system, which is affected by stress.

    Symptoms of IBS include:
    Abdominal cramping or pain,
    gassiness, and
    altered bowel habits

    IBS is diagnosed by exclusion, which means a doctor considers other alternatives first, performing tests to rule out other medical problems

    Ways to Cope With Stress and Anxiety:

    There's proof that keeping your stress under control can help you prevent or ease IBS symptoms. You could learn about relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or visualization, where you imagine a peaceful scene. Or you can reduce your stress by simply doing something fun -- talk to a friend, read, listen to music, or go shopping.

    It's also a great idea to exercise, get enough sleep, and eat a good diet for IBS.

    Try different stress-busting techniques to see which may help ease your IBS symptoms.

    Two-thirds of people with IBS get better with changes in diet and medication. The other third, people with more severe symptoms, might benefit from psychological therapies i.e relaxation therapy, Biofeedback, hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, and traditional psychotherapy