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Reflux symptoms are associated with psychiatric disease.
Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2001; 15(12):1907-12AP

Abstract

AIMS

To evaluate the frequency of reflux symptoms in patients with a diagnosed psychiatric disorder and to assess potential risk factors for symptom occurrence.

METHODS

The presence of reflux symptoms was compared between a case population of 94 psychiatric patients and a control population of 198 non-psychiatric patients.

RESULTS

Heartburn, exercise-induced heartburn, cough and dysphagia were all reported significantly more frequently by subjects with psychiatric disorders than by control subjects. The presence of any psychiatric diagnosis exerted an increased risk for both heartburn (odds ratio, 2.71; 95% confidence interval, 1.01-7.30) and exercise-induced heartburn (3.34; 1.12-9.96). The type of psychiatric disorder, the type of psychotropic medication and the lifestyle did not influence the presence of reflux symptoms.

CONCLUSIONS

Reflux symptoms occur more frequently in patients with than without a diagnosed psychiatric disorder. The reflux symptoms are not associated with any specific type of medication and may reflect a generally reduced threshold for or distorted perception of symptoms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11736721

Citation

Avidan, B, et al. "Reflux Symptoms Are Associated With Psychiatric Disease." Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, vol. 15, no. 12, 2001, pp. 1907-12.
Avidan B, Sonnenberg A, Giblovich H, et al. Reflux symptoms are associated with psychiatric disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2001;15(12):1907-12.
Avidan, B., Sonnenberg, A., Giblovich, H., & Sontag, S. J. (2001). Reflux symptoms are associated with psychiatric disease. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 15(12), pp. 1907-12.
Avidan B, et al. Reflux Symptoms Are Associated With Psychiatric Disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2001;15(12):1907-12. PubMed PMID: 11736721.
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