Psychosomatic approach for IBS patients

Masanori Handa, Hiromitsu Tsubaki, Chiharu Kubo

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Psychosomatic medical treatment is not a treatment that only specialists can do. On psychosomatic approach for IBS patients, it is important to understand not only IBS symptoms but also IBS patients themselves and their psychosocial factors. Not a few serious IBS patients have aspects of anxiety and depression. It needs psychosomatic approach that combined with drugs and simple psychotherapy to treat them. In treating IBS patients, we should first consider not only organic or functional mechanism of their symptoms but also the psychosocial meaning of them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1505-1508
Number of pages4
JournalNippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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