A cognitive-behavioral treatment for irritable bowel syndrome using interoceptive exposure to visceral sensations.

TitleA cognitive-behavioral treatment for irritable bowel syndrome using interoceptive exposure to visceral sensations.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsCraske, MG, Wolitzky-Taylor KB, Labus J, Wu S, Frese M, Mayer EA, Naliboff BD
JournalBehaviour research and therapy
Volume49
Issue6-7
Pagination413-21
Date Published2011 Jun
ISSN1873-622X
KeywordsAdult, Anxiety, Cognitive Therapy, Female, Humans, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Male, Middle Aged, Pain Measurement, Physical Stimulation, Questionnaires, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic and debilitating medical condition with few efficacious pharmacological or psychosocial treatment options available. Evidence suggests that visceral anxiety may be implicated in IBS onset and severity. Thus, cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) that targets visceral anxiety may alleviate IBS symptoms.

DOI10.3928/01913913-20090706-05
Alternate JournalBehav Res Ther