Psychodynamic interpersonal therapy and improvement in interpersonal difficulties in people with severe irritable bowel syndrome

@article{Hyphantis2009PsychodynamicIT,
  title={Psychodynamic interpersonal therapy and improvement in interpersonal difficulties in people with severe irritable bowel syndrome},
  author={Thomas Hyphantis and Else Guthrie and Barbara M Tomenson and Francis H. Creed},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2009},
  volume={145},
  pages={196-203}
}
The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between change in interpersonal difficulties with change in chronic pain, health status and psychological state in 257 irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients in a randomized control trial comparing psychotherapy, antidepressant and usual care. We assessed at three time points interpersonal problems (IIP-32), abdominal pain and bowel symptoms, psychological distress (SCL-90), and health status (SF-36). Analysis included repeated… CONTINUE READING

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