Episode Five: IBD and The Mind-Body Connection

With Alyse Bedell, PhD, GI psychologist, University of Chicago

Episode 5 of Visceral features Alyse Bedell, PhD, GI psychologist, who discusses the ways in which Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can impact mental health and personal well-being. Dr. Bedell shares research to help patients understand how IBD relates to anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, and how to harness the mind-body connection to help manage pain and symptoms.

Visceral: Listen to Your Gut is a NEW podcast series from the GI Research Foundation: a deep dive into the latest research updates and treatment options for specific digestive diseases. Episodes are presented by physician-scientists and experts at the University of Chicago and feature compelling patient stories.

Stay tuned for more episodes on topics like pediatric Crohn’s disease, risk and prevention of GI cancer, hepatology and liver disease, the microbiome and gut health, surgical treatments for ulcerative colitis, and the intersection of diet, nutrition, and GI health.


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