Psychological stress and coping in IBD

Goodhand, James; Rampton, David
October 2008
Gut;Oct2008, Vol. 57 Issue 10, p1345
Academic Journal
The article discusses the rising recognition of doctors on the effect of psychological stress on patients with inflammatory bowel disease and the way patients are coping up with the disease. They contend that stress can be outlined as a threat to the homeostasis of the organism, including physical and psychological aspects. They state that coping theory is the ability of the individual to deal with stress relative to his or her coping resources and strategies he or she employs during stress.


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