Author | Tiffany Taft, PsyD


The Role of Stigma in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

April 21, 2013


The stigma attached to chronic diseases such as IBS has been shown to negatively affect patients' self-image and sense of worth, leading to worse outcomes. Being aware of this and working to counteract the psychological effects of stigma can improve the patient-physician relationship and lead to better outcomes.