The cost-effectiveness of psychotherapy and paroxetine for severe irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Creed2003TheCO,
  title={The cost-effectiveness of psychotherapy and paroxetine for severe irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Francis H. Creed and Lakshmi Fernandes and Elspeth Guthrie and Stephen Palmer and Joy Ratcliffe and Nicholas Read and Christine J Rigby and David G. Thompson and Barbara M Tomenson},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2003},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={303-17}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Psychotherapy and antidepressants are effective in patients with severe irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but the cost-effectiveness of either treatment in routine practice has not been established. METHODS Patients with severe IBS were randomly allocated to receive 8 sessions of individual psychotherapy, 20 mg daily of the specific serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant, paroxetine, or routine care by a gastroenterologist and general practitioner. Primary outcome… CONTINUE READING

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