How psychological-based treatments can ease digestive symptoms

Did you know that your gut is linked to your emotions?

The brain is our central nervous system, but the gut comprises a relatively newly discovered kind of nervous system — our enteric nervous system – that is also responsible for our mood. In fact, our gut releases more serotonin than our brain. Perhaps that’s why, when we talk about our emotions, we use phrases like “gut wrenching” and “gut feeling.” It’s also why our stomach may be upset when we’re depressed, and why we might be in a miserable mood when our gut is unhappy.

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