Long-term improvement in functional dyspepsia using hypnotherapy.

  title={Long-term improvement in functional dyspepsia using hypnotherapy.},
  author={Emma Louise Calvert and L A Houghton and Patricia Cooper and Julie Morris and Peter J Whorwell},
  volume={123 6},
BACKGROUND & AIMS We have shown hypnotherapy (HT) to be effective in irritable bowel syndrome, with long-term improvements in symptomatology and quality of life (QOL). This study aimed to assess the efficacy of HT in functional dyspepsia (FD). METHODS A total of 126 FD patients were randomized to HT, supportive therapy plus placebo medication, or medical treatment for 16 weeks. Percentage change in symptomatology from baseline was assessed after the 16-week treatment phase (short-term) and… CONTINUE READING
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