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Psychological Treatment for IBS

There is a growing belief that certain somatic problem like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are inherantly tied to mental health problems; in the case of IBS, certain anxiety disorders. The CBC is reporting on research that has shown psychological treatments like psychotherapy and hypnosis are effective at reducing IBS symptoms. The article has an interesting conceptualization for consumers on how the mind-body interaction can take place and create something like IBS, and I hope that there is continued movement in this area since diet management alone may not get at the core, underlying problems.

Psychological Treatment for IBS

Will Meek, PhD

Will Meek PhD is a psychologist in Vancouver, Washington, and writes weekly at his blog: Vancouver Counseling.


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Meek, W. (2007). Psychological Treatment for IBS. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 17, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/blog/psychological-treatment-for-ibs/

 

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