IBS and Mental Health

What causes IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome can often be triggered by underlying psychological conditions such as trauma, depression and anxiety. Learn more about causes, symptoms and treatment of IBS and mental health here.

Meditation can help IBS

A simple meditation technique can help ease the torment suffered by people with a chronic bowel disease known as IBS, a new study has found.

Choir singing could calm your IBS

For people suffering with irritable bowel syndrome, singing in a choir could be just what the doctor ordered, a team of Swedish researchers reports.

Irritable bowels? Try to relax

If you're among the estimated one in five South Africans who suffers from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you know how discomforting it can be. Here's help.

Online therapy shows promise for IBS

Behavioural therapy delivered over the internet might help ease symptoms in some people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, or spastic colon), a new study suggests.

Writing calms IBS

Jotting down your deepest thoughts and emotions might improve your symptoms if you suffer with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers say.

IBS sufferers have lower tolerance for pain

Increased colon pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome appears to be related more to "a psychological tendency to report pain," rather than to actual pain level.

Antidepressant treats IBS

Treatment with the antidepressant amitriptyline can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life in adolescents with irritable bowel syndrome a small study suggests.

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