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Researcher: Physicians should know more about IBS patients' routines

Irritable bowel syndrome is sometimes triggered by stress, which should lead physicians to know more about their patient's daily routines, said Sarah Ballou, PhD, a clinical psychologist in the Division of Gastroenterology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Ballou's team conducted a study of the effects of IBS in different areas of daily life, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. One of the biggest challenges in treating IBS is the lack of a multidisciplinary team, Ballou said.

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