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IBS and severe anxiety disorder

Postby hermione1968 on Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:54 am

My 18 year old son has had anxiety for years and over the past couple of years, he experiences bowel issues when having to do something that also triggers his anxiety. He is currently taking Mebeverine and has a card to show shops etc, so he can use their facilities but we wondered if there are other ways to control his issues?
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Re: IBS and severe anxiety disorder

Postby Dr Claire Mansfield on Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:12 pm

Hi has he tried a psychological therapy? This can be very helpful in managing anxiety which may help to improve his IBS. He may be able to access this via his GP, or through a local organisation such as Mind. You can also find a local therapist in your area on the
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