Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex disorder that consists of abdominal pain, bloating and changes in bowel movements (either constipation or diarrhea).
It can have a considerable impact on your life affecting not only your work but your quality of life too. Anxiety and depression often co-occur. Research shows that people who have IBS frequently have a history of trauma.
Using a biopsychosocial approach ie focusing not only on medication but managing your anxiety, mood, sleep, diet and exercise can help improve IBS symptoms.