GERD linked to depression, anxiety

Screening patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease for depression, insomnia and anxiety might be a good idea, say Adelaide researchers.

Their study found strong links between depression and anxiety and GERD in middle aged to elderly men. In the case of depression, this could be mediated by poor sleep quality, they say.

“Health practitioners treating GERD symptoms should perform concomitant assessments of their patients