That is an interesting theroy, sometimes I think my frequent bathroom trips are mental, especially when little or nothing happens.
has anyone ever seen a shrink about their UC?
I wouldn't think your urgency is mental......coffee is a colon stimulant, and if you are flaring, the rectal inflammation will react to that stimulation.
I've seen a psychologist for my "issues".... a small portion was the frustration of having UC while dealing with other stuff. Didn't change the UC, but it did change my thinking patterns.