Author: Yeh AM1, Wren A2, Golianu B3
1Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. email@example.com.
2Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org.
3Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. email@example.com.
Conference/Journal: Children (Basel).
Date published: 2017 Apr 3
Other: Volume ID: 4 , Issue ID: 4 , Special Notes: doi: 10.3390/children4040022. , Word Count: 126
Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal mucosa. There is emerging evidence that the brain-gut connection affects inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients more than previously thought. This is evidenced by comorbid mood disorders, irritable bowel symptoms concurrent with quiescent IBD, and the potential of psychosocial stressors to trigger IBD flares. Mind-body interventions such as psychotherapy, relaxation, mindfulness, biofeedback, yoga, and clinical hypnosis offer an adjunct to standard medical treatment for IBD. We will review the current evidence base for these mind- body interventions in the treatment of pediatric IBD, illustrate a case study, and offer suggestions for future research for this promising field.
KEYWORDS: biofeedback; hypnosis; inflammatory bowel disease; mind‐body; pediatric; psychotherapy; relaxation; yoga
PMID: 28368365 DOI: 10.3390/children4040022