A HOLISTIC GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION FOR THE TREATMENT OF IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME AND ITS COMORBID DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

Doctoral thesis, Article Afrikaans OPEN
C. M. Bush ; H. G. Pretorius ; A. D. Stuart (2002)
  • Publisher: AOSIS
  • Journal: Health SA Gesondheid: Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (issn: 1025-9848, eissn: 2071-9736)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4102/hsag.v7i2.643
  • Subject: Anxiety | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | Irritable colon patients | Treatment of irritable colon patients | Irritable colon research | Psychotherapy | Mental depression

M.A. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be described as a bodily idiom - a nonverbal language which may have its roots in unspeakable dilemmas (Griffiths & Griffiths, 1994). The splitting of languages and silencing of the body may be the soil in which such symptoms g... View more
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