1. Whorwell PJ; Prior A; Faragher EB. Controlled trial of hypnotherapy in the treatment of severe refractory irritable-bowel syndrome – The Lancet 1984, 2: 1232-4. This study was placebo-controlled and showed dramatic contrast in response to hypnosis treatment above the placebo group. The hypnotherapy patients showed a dramatic improvement in all central symptoms and showed no relapses during the 3-month follow-up period.
2. Gonsalkorale WM, Toner BB, Whorwell PJ. J Psychosom Res. 2004 Mar;56(3):271-8. Cognitive change in patients undergoing hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome. Cognitive changes were evaluated in 78 IBS patients who completed a 12-session hypnosis treatment course, using the recently developed Cognitive Scale for Functional Bowel Disorders. Hypnotherapy resulted in improvement of symptoms, quality of life, anxiety and depression.
3. Effective Management of Irritable Bowel syndrome – The Manchester Model – International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 54(1): 21–26, 2006
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