Psychopharmacology treatment and psychological interventions in irritable bowel syndromel

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) accounts for 25% of gastroenterology output practice, making it one of the most commondisorders in this practice. Psychological and social factors may affect the development of this chronic disorder. Furthermore,psychiatric symptoms and psychiatric diseases are highly prevalent in this condition, but the approach to treating these is notalways straightforward. As emphasized in the biopsychosocial model of IBS, with regard to the modulatory role of stress-relatedbrain-gut interactions and association of the disease with psychological factors and emotional state, it proves useful to encouragepsychopharmacological treatments and psychosocial therapies, both aiming at reducing stress perception. The aim of this paper isto analyze the effectiveness of psychopharmacological treatment and psychological interventions on irritable bowel syndrome
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalGastroenterology Research and Practice
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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