• Antidepressants, psychological therapies reduce IBS symptoms

    16 days ago - By Healio

    Antidepressants can help reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by targeting the interaction between the brain and the gut, according to a meta-analysis published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.
    Alexander C. Ford, MBChB, MD, FRCP, of St. James's University Hospital in Leeds, United Kingdom, and colleagues had similar findings with psychological therapies - such as cognitive behavioral therapy and relaxation therapy - although the treatment effects might have been overestimated due to the quality of evidence.
    “Psychiatric conditions including depression,
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