Irritable Bowel Syndrome - tbc
IBS one of most common disorders of the gastrointestinal
Twice as common in women
Functional problem - problem with functional behaviour of the gut rather than structure or biology.
Causes of IBS are complex and inadequately understood
IBS has proven challenging to treat effectively. Many patients who receive medical care do not get satisfactory relief.
Psychological interventions are a logical approach because the brain helps regulate intestinal functioning and controls pain perception from gut sensations
A lot of different psychological treatments have been tested with some success - however the treatments shown to be most successful by far are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and hypnosis treatment