How does education and counseling affect the prognosis of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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An example of the impact of education and counseling on the treatment of the interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) complex comes from 2 placebo-controlled trials that compared education plus placebo with placebo alone and amitriptyline alone. In those studies, patients receiving education achieved among the highest response rates. [41]


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