Is psychological therapy effective for the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Updated: Dec 11, 2019
  • Author: Jenifer K Lehrer, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Consider psychiatric referral. Previous evidence supported improvement in gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms with successful treatment of psychiatric comorbidities, but studies by Zijdenbos et al and Ford et al indicate that caution should be used when interpreting such data. [49, 50]


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