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Brain-gut connection explains why integrative treatments can help relieve digestive ailments

April 11, 2019


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Barbara Goldman
April 12, 2019

I wish that more gastroenterologists were
educated on the mind gut connection. I suffered
for three decades with problems. It wasn’t
until a psychiatrist put me on medication for
panic attacks, that my life changed. I didn’t
think I had panic attacks but I was having them.
My husband (a physician) recognized the
problem as it related to a psychological
condition. I was so tired of being sick that I
didn’t care about the psychological stigma.

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