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Psychological morbidity of celiac disease: a review of the literature

Zingone, Fabiana; Swift, Gillian L; Card, Timothy R.; Sanders, David S; Ludvigsson, Jonas F.; Bai, Julio C.

Authors

Fabiana Zingone

Gillian L Swift

Dr TIM CARD tim.card@nottingham.ac.uk
Clinical Associate Professor

David S Sanders

Jonas F. Ludvigsson

Julio C. Bai



Abstract

BACKGROUND: Celiac disease has been linked to decreased quality of life and certain mood disorders. The effect of the gluten free diet on these psychological aspects of the disease is still unclear.

OBJECTIVES: The objective of this article is to review the literature on psychological morbidity of celiac disease.

METHODS: We performed a PubMed search for the time period from 1900 until June 1, 2014, to identify papers on psychological aspects of celiac disease looking specifically at quality of life, anxiety, depression and fatigue.

RESULTS: Anxiety, depression and fatigue are common complaints in patients with untreated celiac disease and contribute to lower quality of life. While aspects of these conditions may improve within a few months after starting a gluten-free diet, some patients continue to suffer from significant psychological morbidity. Psychological symptoms may affect the quality of life and the dietary adherence.

CONCLUSION: Health care professionals need to be aware of the ongoing psychological burden of celiac disease in order to support patients with this disease.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 1, 2015
Journal United European Gastroenterology Journal
Print ISSN 2050-6406
Electronic ISSN 2050-6414
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 2
APA6 Citation Zingone, F., Swift, G. L., Card, T. R., Sanders, D. S., Ludvigsson, J. F., & Bai, J. C. (2015). Psychological morbidity of celiac disease: a review of the literature. United European Gastroenterology Journal, 3(2), https://doi.org/10.1177/2050640614560786
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/2050640614560786
Keywords anxiety, depression, fatigue, gluten, quality of life
Related Public URLs http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4406898/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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