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Papers: 7 Jan 2023 - 13 Jan 2023



Front Psychiatry


The role of mind body interventions in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia.


Islam Z, D'Silva A, Raman M, Nasser Y
Front Psychiatry. 2022; 13:1076763.
PMID: 36620663.


Irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia share similar pathophysiologic mechanisms including sensitization of peripheral and central pain pathways, autonomic dysfunction and are often co-diagnosed. Co-diagnosed patients experience increased symptom severity, mental health comorbidities, and decreased quality of life. The role of mind-body interventions, which have significant effects on central pain syndromes and autonomic dysregulation, have not been well-described in co-diagnosed patients. The aim of this state-of-the art narrative review is to explore the relationship between irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia, and to evaluate the current evidence and mechanism of action of mind-body therapies in these two conditions.