Depression or anxiety wouldn't/doesn't cause UC.
Many can become depressed or have anxiety attacks brought forth from being sick or from having chronic illness. Hormone fluctuations (and actually prednisone) can exacerbate symptoms or even trigger bipolar disorder.
I've inherited the tendency of depression/anxiety quite honestly from my mother's side and somewhat my dad's. Therapy helped me deal with them as well as Effexor for depression.
I think our coping mechanisms are both nature and nurture.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!