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Study: IBS patients respond well to telecognitive behavioral therapy

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome who engaged in cognitive behavioral therapies over the phone and internet saw a greater reduction in their IBS Symptom Severity Score than patients who engaged in traditional care, according to a study by Hazel Anne Everitt, MBChB, BSc, MSc, PhD, of the University of Southampton and colleagues that was published in Gut. "Further research is needed to assess whether [telephone-delivered CBT] and [web-based CBT] can be widely disseminated in non-trial clinical settings," researchers wrote.

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