The relationship between irritable bowel syndrome and panic disorder: A case study

Tracey Wade, Megan Jones

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Abstract

Evidence suggests that cognitive behaviour therapy is the treatment of choice for both irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and panic disorder (PD). The present study examines the treatment issues relating to a woman diagnosed with both IBS and PD (with agoraphobia), where therapy for PD was disrupted by IBS symptoms. Group therapy was then initiated for IBS, and this was associated with a large decrease in general anxiety and depression, and an increase in confidence concerning management of the pain caused by the IBS. This finding is discussed with respect to its possible implications for the treatment of people suffering both IBS and PD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-243
Number of pages7
JournalBehaviour Change
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes

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