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Title: Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome in Saudi Arabian patients
Authors: Al Sughayir, M.A.
Keywords: Hypnotherapy
Bowel syndrome
Saudi Arabia
Patients
Irritable
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: World Health Organization
Citation: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal: 13 (2); 301-307
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 man in female patients, and bowel habit dissatisfaction was reduced more in female than in male patients
Description: Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Mail: fmrahim@ksu.edu.sa
URI: http://www.emro.who.int/publications/emhj/1302/article10.htm
http://www.emro.who.int/emhj/1302/13_2_2007_301_308.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3245
ISSN: 1020-3397
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