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Can Therapy and Working on Your Mind Better Your Belly?

If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), other stomach issues, or chronic pain, have you ever noticed how digestive issues can increase your mental stress? In this blog post, we talked about the interplay between your brain, belly, and the environment in your gut. The dance this trio does together can leave you cycling between anxiety and deep belly pain. At our practices in Evanston and Chicago, we work closely with you when the pain is physical and emotional. Let’s talk about what that looks like as you engage in therapy with us. Relief from your pain is possible.

Is your belly affecting your brain? Anxiety, Depression Linked to Irritable Bowel

Scientists have established that individuals suffering from depression may also suffer from gastrointestinal distress such as low gut motility and constipation, as seen in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).