Irritable bowel syndrome can be treated with psychology and its severity is reduced. Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic disease in the intestinal tract that can be controlled by reducing stress and anxiety in the patient.
While doctors have concluded that psychotherapy can reduce symptoms in the short term – a type of gastrointestinal disorder – new research shows that the benefits will last for more than a year after the end of treatment.
In this regard, researchers examined the results of trials of 2200 patients in different countries in this field. They found that the average benefits of psychotherapy in the short term could last longer. This is a significant advantage because IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is a chronic, chronic disease for which no appropriate treatment has yet been identified. Symptoms include chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation.
Although the exact treatment for it is not yet known, there are ways to reduce its symptoms, including diet adjustment, medications, and psychological measures. Western doctors often take the disease more mentally and separate it from the body, but IBS is a prime example of how the two (ie, body and mind) relate to each other. Gastrointestinal symptoms can increase stress and anxiety, which in turn increases the severity of symptoms. This is a dangerous cycle that psychotherapy can improve.