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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 91-93

Irritable bowel syndrome and its psychological management


1 Department of Clinical Psychology, MS Medical Centre, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Ravikesh Tripathi
Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.160947

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic and disabling gastrointestinal problem that affects psychosocial functioning as well as the quality of life. This case study reports the utility of cognitive behavior therapy as a psychological intervention procedure in a chronic case of IBS. The use of psychological intervention was found to result in a reduction of anxiety; amelioration of the symptoms associated with IBS and improved functioning.


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