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#1 Jeffrey Roberts

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 10:06 AM

Treatment Study of Functional Bowel Disorders using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy alone or with medicationDetails: Do you suffer from abdominal pain/discomfort, diarrhea, or constipation?There are treatments available, yet the ideal treatment is still unknown. This study focuses on women since research indicates that 70-90% of those recieving a diagnosis are women. This study is to further determine the most effective regiment to reduce pain, decrease symptoms, and increase quality of life.The study involves a screening visit, a study entry visit, 12 treatment visits and a completion visit. All visits will occur at CAMH and/or UHN. Participants will be monitored through mailings at 3 and 6 months after completing treatment.Participants must have been previously diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Functional Constipation or Functional Abdominal Pain Syndrome.Ages Eligible for Study: 18-70 YearsGenders Eligible for Study: WomenContact: Adrienne Amata 416-979-4296 or [email protected]Website: by Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, Toronto + University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPrincipal Investigators: Dr. Brenda Toner, Dr. Nicholas Diamant, Dr. Douglas Drossman, Dr. William Whitehead


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