Compared with standard of care, group cognitive behavioral therapy decreased psychological distress and improved overall health among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, according to findings presented at UEG Week Virtual.

“IBD patients commonly report increased psychological distress, sexual dysfunction and poor quality of life,” Christos Sotiropoulos, of the University of Patras division of gastroenterology and department of internal medicine, said during a presentation. “Although standard psychiatric evaluation is considered a necessary part of patients’

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