PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH IN THE MANAGEMENT OF IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

  • Carmen ANTON “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Mihaela DIMACHE “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • E. ANTON “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Abstract

PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH IN THE MANAGEMENT OF IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (Abstract): Irritable bowel syndrome has a worldwide prevalence that affects up to 10-15% adults of all ages, being related with a significant health care and economic involvement. The factors that play a role in the alteration of the brain-gut axis include genetic predisposition, an intestinal infection prior to symptoms onset, or chronic stressful life events. People with IBS should discuss with the gastroenterologist in developing a management plan to address these issues effectively and improve quality of life. An important step for the diagnosis is to look for symptoms and signs that are suggestive for other conditions, like inflammatory bowel disease, or celiac disease. The treatment for IBS includes life style changes, medication, counseling with psychological and behavioral therapies.

Author Biographies

Carmen ANTON, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Mihaela DIMACHE, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

E. ANTON, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Cuza-Voda” Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Hospital, Iasi

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Published
2018-09-30
Section
INTERNAL MEDICINE - PEDIATRICS