- By Dana Sparks
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is Not “All in the Head”
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not a disease but a group of symptoms that affects 10 to 20 percent of the population in developed countries. IBS is also not 'all in the head' as has been commonly thought. In a review of the literature, Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Michael Camilleri, M.D., describes a renaissance in the understanding of the condition, dismissing the notion that symptoms are specific to a single cause. "Our goal is a better understanding of the mechanisms behind this syndrome. That way, we can foster individualized, specific treatment for patients with IBS."
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Expert title for broadcast cg: Dr. Michael Camilleri, Mayo Clinic Gastroenterologist