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Title: Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome in Saudi Arabian patients
Authors: Al Sughayir, M.A.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: This study investigated whether hypnotherapy provides a significant therapeutic effect in Saudi Arabian patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Patients [n = 26] were consecutively recruited at a psychiatry outpatient clinic after diagnosis by a gastroenterologist and a medical evaluation for irritable bowel syndrome. Each patient had 12 sessions of hypnotherapy over a period of 12 weeks [1 session per week]. Patients completed a scale measuring symptom severity before and 3 months after the trial. Hypnotherapy significantly enhanced a feeling of better quality of life more in male than in female patients, and bowel habit dissatisfaction was reduced more in female than in male patients
Description: 301-308
Keywords: Hypnosis
Quality of Life
Abdominal Pain
Subject: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
ISSN: 1020-3397
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