Cognitive behavior therapy reduces mood symptoms in patients with functional GI disorders

Cognitive behavior therapy reduces mood symptoms in patients with functional GI disorders

Implementation of a digital cognitive behavioral therapy tool during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced mood symptoms among patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders who also have anxiety or depression.“Patients with functional GI disorders (FGID) exhibit increased sensitivity to stressors which can lead to anxiety and depression. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is known to help improve mood, increase stress resiliency and reduce FGID symptom severity,” Aylin Tansel, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said. “Unfortunately, there are substantialRead More

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