Like most chronic diseases, Crohn’s and Colitis can affect the whole person, as well as that person’s family and friends at times. Occasionally the disease gets the best of you mentally, emotionally and physically despite your best efforts. This is why the Crohn’s and Colitis Center provides mental health services. Your mental health is a pivotal factor for maintaining overall health and coping with IBD in a positive, productive way.
We believe that the best results occur when we have a complete understanding of each individual’s medical, cognitive, social, and psychological issues and how they impact one’s functioning. We encourage our patients to allow us to confer with their other clinicians, family and significant others when it makes sense. We also believe that working in a collaborative, team-based approach with others at the Crohn’s and Colitis Center yields the best outcomes. The patient is an active participant in his or her care, and we work together to design a personalized treatment plan that can greatly improve the patients’ quality of life and often times positively affect the course of their disease.