New validated Digital Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Patients are invited to self refer via talkchangesforhealth.org.uk
Provided by Talk Changes, the IAPT service for City and Hackney, in partnership with Mahana Therapeutics and Health Psychology at Guys Hospital.
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IBS affects approximately 1-in-15 of the population in the UK. Of these, there are 3 million adults in the UK whose symptoms are moderate to severe and who are seeking treatment.
IBS is one of those diseases which has been ‘left behind’: it isn’t life-threatening and it’s about your guts, which nobody wants to talk about. But it is a huge issue for lots of people.
A majority of individuals with IBS feel that medications alone do not provide effective relief from IBS. Indeed, there is no appropriate pharmacological therapy available for IBS mixed (alternating episodes of constipation and diarrhoea). CBT for IBS has been clinically proven to have a significant positive and enduring effect for IBS patients. There is also evidence to suggest that CBT for IBS is more effective than some medications.
The Digital CBT for IBS treatment is clinically proven to improve symptoms in two thirds of patients, with three quarters of patients reporting significant relief of their symptoms a year after treatment.