You don’t have to be depressed to benefit from psychotherapy. Certain types of psychotherapy have been shown to be effective in reducing IBS symptoms. Although it is not known precisely why therapy is beneficial, it is thought to be related to the effect of the therapy on the close interconnections between the brain and the intestinal system.
Further Reading from Dr. Bolen, Your IBS Guide:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Hypnotherapy Treatment Protocol
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Abdominal Pain in Children
- Hypnotherapy for Abdominal Pain in Children
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