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2024 Feb 03

BMC Gastroenterol




Effect of cognitive-behavior therapy for children with functional abdominal pain: a meta-analysis.


Huang X, Jia N, Zhang Y, Hao Y, Xiao F, Sun C, Cui X, Wang F


Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the validated non-pharmacological treatment for chronic pain in pediatric patients. While some suggested CBT were comparable to the usual care in reducing children’s functional abdominal pain. This meta-analysis was designed to systematically review the literature for RCTs that investigated the efficacy of CBT in children with functional abdominal pain (FAP).