Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome in Saudi Arabian patients
AbstractThis 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
Al Sughayir, M.A. (2007). Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome in Saudi Arabian patients. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117274
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (2), 301-308, 2007
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