Behavioral and complementary approaches for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Wald2008BehavioralAC,
  title={Behavioral and complementary approaches for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Arnold M Wald and David P Rakel},
  journal={Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={284-92}
}
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common conditions seen in primary care settings. Despite this, there is no consensus as to the pathogenesis of this disorder or a consistently effective therapeutic regimen for many patients. This has encouraged the use of various alternative therapies from behavioral or complementary medicine. This review will address the evidence for alternative therapies, including the following: cognitive behavior therapy, hypnosis, elimination diets based… CONTINUE READING