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Comparative studies of the effectiveness of
brief psychotherapy, acupuncture and papaverin
therapy in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
By Kunze M; Seidel HJ; Stube G.
[Comparative studies of the effectiveness of brief psychotherapy,
acupuncture and papaverin therapy in patients with irritable bowel
Zeitschrift fur die Gesamte Innere Medizin und Ihre Grenzgebiete, 1990 Oct
Pub type: Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial.
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Abstract: At a comparison among 5 therapy methods the small psychotherapy with
a success-rate of 74% is high-significantly more prosperous than the other
examined methods. The acupuncture with 31% long-term success is
significantly superior to the pseudoacupuncture (17.2%). The papaverine
therapy results in a long-lasting status free of symptoms in 17.2% of the
patients and is significantly different from the results of the
papaverine-placebo-therapy (08). Distinct differences in the success-rates
of the small psychotherapy with different therapists prove the role of the
personality and the perfection in mastering the methods with
psychotherapeutic procedures. Comparable differences between the examiners
were not found among the effects of a spasmolytic therapy.