There’s no known cause-and-effect relationship between irritable bowel syndrome and depression.
Think of them instead as “known associates.” For many people, the two conditions are often found together, sometimes bringing out the worst in each other.
We recognize that this can be a frustrating cycle. Fortunately, many of the steps that can alleviate depression can help with IBS symptoms as well. Read on to learn more about the connection between IBS, anxiety and depression.