Psychological morbidity of celiac disease: a review of the literature

Zingone, Fabiana and Swift, Gillian L and Card, Timothy R. and Sanders, David S and Ludvigsson, Jonas F. and Bai, Julio C. (2015) Psychological morbidity of celiac disease: a review of the literature. United European Gastroenterology Journal, 3 (2). pp. 136-145. ISSN 2050-6414

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Celiac disease has been linked to decreased quality of life and certain mood disorders. The effect of the gluten free diet on these psychological aspects of the disease is still unclear.

OBJECTIVES: The objective of this article is to review the literature on psychological morbidity of celiac disease.

METHODS: We performed a PubMed search for the time period from 1900 until June 1, 2014, to identify papers on psychological aspects of celiac disease looking specifically at quality of life, anxiety, depression and fatigue.

RESULTS: Anxiety, depression and fatigue are common complaints in patients with untreated celiac disease and contribute to lower quality of life. While aspects of these conditions may improve within a few months after starting a gluten-free diet, some patients continue to suffer from significant psychological morbidity. Psychological symptoms may affect the quality of life and the dietary adherence.

CONCLUSION: Health care professionals need to be aware of the ongoing psychological burden of celiac disease in order to support patients with this disease.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: anxiety, depression, fatigue, gluten, quality of life
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Epidemiology and Public Health
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/2050640614560786
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Depositing User: Claringburn, Tara
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 13:04
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 16:20
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/35846

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