CBT receives funding for IBS treatment


Friday 14th November, 2008

A university scientist in the US has received millions of dollars of funding to continue his research into Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and its effects on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Professor Jeffery Lackner of the University of Buffalo has already carried out a pilot study into self-administered CBT but with this funding the trial will become to largest IBS clinical trial and one of the largest behavioural trials funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

The IBS trial will involve hundreds of sufferers who will be split into groups, one will receive cognitive behaviour therapy from a CBT therapist, another group will use home-based CBT plus therapist sessions.

The trial is hoped to show that self-administered CBT for irritable bowel syndrome is an effective treatment for the condition as well as being cost-effective.

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Learn more about Irritable Bowel Syndrome and therapies that can help here

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