PTSD common in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis

Posttraumatic stress disorder is common among patients with familial adenomatous polyposis, for whom medical trauma from surgery could have been a trigger, according to new research presented at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting. Investigators concluded that professional counseling is therefore essential in the comprehensive treatment of patients with FAP, but this need is often unmet.