A controlled study in Europe involving 266 patients found that psychotherapy can improve the therapeutic possibilities of drugs, diet and surgery.
Psychotherapy combined with relaxation and removal of stress were considered along with the personality of the patient before the outbreak of chronic diseases related to diarrhoea such as crohn’s disease and colitis.
It was suggested that unknown emotional conflicts such as depression, mental lability and anorexia may influence the course of these diseases(1).
(1) Psychotherapy of Crohn disease Zur Psychotherapie des M. Crohn. Feiereis H Langenbecks Arch Chir 1984, 364 p407-11