Emotional Schemas of Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and their Relationship to Psychological Symptoms


  • Arefeh Erfan Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Tehran, Iran
  • Ahmadali Noorbala Professor, Psychosomatic Medicine Research Center, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Hamid Afshar Professor, Psychosomatic Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
  • Peyman Adibi Professor, Gastroenterology Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran




Irritable bowel syndrome, Emotional schemas, Stress, Depression, Anxiety


Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a prevalent functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID). Most individuals with this disease have problems in expressing their feelings. Negative emotions and specific cognitive attitudes toward life can contribute to the development of depression and worsening of symptoms. This research aimed to compare the emotional schemas of patients with IBS with that of a control group and to investigate the relationship between psychological symptoms and emotional schemas.


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How to Cite

Erfan, A., Noorbala, A., Afshar, H., & Adibi, P. (2017). Emotional Schemas of Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and their Relationship to Psychological Symptoms. International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture, 4(1), 36-45. https://doi.org/10.22122/ijbmc.v4i1.78



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