Korean J Fam Med.  2019 Sep;40(5):348-350. 10.4082/kjfm.18.0001.

Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease Shadowing Anxiety Disorder Causing Prolonged Exposure to Proton Pump Inhibitor

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  • 1Kepala Batas Health Clinic, Ministry of Health, Seberang Perai, Malaysia.
  • 2Department of Family Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kubang Kerian, Malaysia. rosnaniz74@gmail.com

Abstract

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in the general population. The relationship between dyspepsia and particularly gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and psychiatric comorbidity such as anxiety is poorly defined. However, GERD was noted to be strongly associated and often coincident in onset with generalized anxiety disorder in the community. In this paper, we report the case of an adult man who presented with severe weight loss and underlying GERD, and was later found to have an anxiety disorder as the cause of both.

Keyword

Proton Pump Inhibitor; Gastroesophageal Reflux; Anxiety Disorder; Weight Loss

MeSH Terms

Adult
Anxiety Disorders*
Anxiety*
Comorbidity
Dyspepsia
Gastroesophageal Reflux*
Humans
Proton Pumps*
Protons*
Shadowing (Histology)*
Weight Loss
Proton Pumps
Protons
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