Digestive disorders

What are digestive disorders in bipolar disorder?

People with bipolar disorder may show increased rates of co-occurring conditions. These can include digestive system disorders such as appendicitis, gastric ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and celiac (or coeliac) disease.

What is the evidence for digestive disorders?

High quality evidence suggests a medium-sized increased rate of bipolar disorder in people with irritable bowel syndrome compared to people without irritable bowel syndrome. Moderate quality evidence found no difference in the rate of bipolar disorder between people with or without celiac disease.

October 2021

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Last updated at: 3:06 am, 25th October 2021
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