Update: February 2019
Professor Jeffrey Luckner’s research team reported:
behavioral therapy in IBS is more effective than standard diets,
medication and medical supervision.
Professor Lackner relied on the newly discovered connection between
intestine and brain and suggested that cognitive behavioral
therapy will help even with severe forms of IBS.
The study, which lasted 14 weeks, was attended by 436
a person with severe IBS symptoms:
- one group was undergoing independent behavioral therapy
at home, without a specialist;
- the second group was treated according to the standard scheme, as in
- the third group visited the doctor 4 times and received materials for
Symptoms of IBS decreased by:
- 61% of the subjects of the first group;
- 55% of the participants in the second group;
- 43% of people in the third group.
Practically all participants had an effect of treatment that lasted
the next 6 months after the end of the experiment.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disease.
but few people with this problem turn to doctors.
Self-directed behavioral therapy will help improve
his condition at home, without constraint and social awkwardness. AT
the trial period people did not take medicine, which speaks of
result and gives a chance to reduce the drug load in