Psychological Treatments

Thursday, 03 March 2005 13:50


If IBS symptoms are associated with disordered mood (depression) these
methods may be of some assistance when implemented alongside more
specific symptomatic treatment.

It is vital that the patient be reassured that the symptoms do not mean that there is serious underlying pathology, and also for the doctor to ensure that the patient does not feel that his/her symptoms are being dismissed as part of a psychological problem.