Survey highlights growing need for psychosocial support in IBD care amid high rates of anxiety and depression

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  • Patients with IBD are most concerned about how IBD affects their mental or emotional health—as well as how it limits their day-to-day life.
  • Patients still need additional information on IBD treatment options and medications—and now increasingly they want additional information on mental health, compared to a similar survey conducted by AGA in 2017.
  • A majority of providers believe they’ve given their patients the resources and information they need to manage their IBD, even though many also feel less equipped to treat patients emotionally than physically.

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