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Patients with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn Disease Demonstrate Increased Risk for Psychiatric Illnesses

For both patients with ulcerative colitis and those with Crohn disease, psychiatric diagnoses were more common in those who were elderly (greater than 65 years old), women, and white, and those with psychiatric conditions more frequently had a history of alcohol abuse, tobacco and substance abuse, personality disorder, and corticosteroid use.

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