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CBT effective in relieving Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Cognitive behavioural therapy, more commonly used to treat problems like depression and obsessive compulsive disorder, is effective in relieving irritable bowel syndrome, say US researchers.

They studied 71 IBS patients - who attended regular therapy sessions over 10 weeks - and found that many experienced relief from their symptoms within four weeks of treatment.

Read the study at Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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