Journal article

Hypnotherapy for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

AN Webb, RH Kukuruzovic, AG Catto-Smith, SM Sawyer

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder of unknown aetiology. Current pharmacological treatments have limited value. Hypnotherapy has been reported to have beneficial effects for IBS symptoms. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of hypnotherapy for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. SEARCH STRATEGY: Published and unpublished randomised clinical trials and quasi-randomised clinical trials were identified through structured searches of MEDLINE (1966 to March 2006), EMBASE (1980 to March 2006), PsycINFO (1806 to March 2006), CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, 1982 to March 2006), AMED (Allied and Complem..

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