Table 1

Inclusion criteria for full participation in the Bugs and Brains Study (ie, primary case–control component)

 Inclusion criteriaControlsDepression/anxietyIBSDepression/anxiety and IBS
Female sex
Fluent in English
Capacity to provide consent
Live in Melbourne or Geelong (Australia)
Meet DSM-5 criteria for current Depression or Anxiety disorder*
Obessive compulsive disorder, specific phobia, trauma-related or stressor-related disorder, sleep disorder, externalising disorders
Irritable bowel syndrome (Rome IV)
  • ✓, inclusion criteria; ✘, exclusion criteria (current or lifetime history [as assessed by SCID-5-RV]); -=neither exclusion nor inclusion.

  • *Specific disorders for inclusion are: major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia and generalised anxiety disorder as assessed by the SCID-5-RV.

  • DSM-5, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual fifth edition; IBS, irritable bowel syndrome; SCID-5, Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-5, research version.