Cognitive performance in irritable bowel syndrome: Evidence of a stress-related impairment in visuospatial memory Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Memory Disorders
  • Spatial Memory
  • Stress, Psychological

abstract

  • For the first time, altered cognitive function on a hippocampal-mediated test of visuospatial memory, which was related to cortisol levels and independent of psychiatric co-morbidity, has been identified in IBS. Visuospatial memory impairment may be a common, but currently neglected, component of IBS. Further elucidation of the nature of this impairment may lead to a greater understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of IBS, and may provide novel therapeutic approaches.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3967841

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/S0033291713002171

PubMed ID

  • 23985155

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1553

end page

  • 66

volume

  • 44

number

  • 7