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10 Ways Talk Therapy Can Help Crohn's and Colitis

Regulate emotions

Emotions and mental health are more intertwined with physical health than many realize, and this especially rings true for those experiencing problems with their gut. Specifically, chronic intestinal inflammation has the capability to lower our ability to experience positive emotions. Conditions like Crohn's and colitis can rewire brains, through neuroplasticity, which changes nerve signal connections. Therefore, it is integral to our health to ensure our emotions are regulated in order to combat the mental side effects that chronic intestinal inflammation and inflammatory bowel disease sometimes attempt to enact.