Long term benefits of hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome

@article{Gonsalkorale2003LongTB,
  title={Long term benefits of hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome},
  author={W. M. Gonsalkorale and V. Miller and A. Afzal and P. Whorwell},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2003},
  volume={52},
  pages={1623 - 1629}
}
Background and aims: There is now good evidence from several sources that hypnotherapy can relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in the short term. However, there is no long term data on its benefits and this information is essential before the technique can be widely recommended. This study aimed to answer this question. Patients and methods: 204 patients prospectively completed questionnaires scoring symptoms, quality of life, anxiety, and depression before, immediately after, and… Expand

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ConditionsIrritable Bowel Syndrome
InterventionDevice
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