Expert Video - What should I do if my doctor tells me IBS is “all in my head”?

Is IBS all in your head? Shanti Eswaran, MD, is an expert on the gut-brain connection and irritable bowel syndrome. She explains the importance of finding a healthcare provider who can acknowledge the role of mental health and stress in digestive disorders. Jordan Shapiro, MD, MS, a gastroenterologist and IBS expert, discusses the importance of acknowledging symptoms that do not show up on tests, as well as the limitations of some tests in irritable bowel syndrome.

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This educational activity has been developed by the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

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