Stress and anxiety don’t cause irritable bowel syndrome, but they can make it worse. When you find a way to keep these emotions under control, you might be able to ease your symptoms or prevent a flare-up.
That’s why some people with IBS turn to behavioral therapy, a treatment that teaches you how to better handle pain and how to relieve stressful situations.
Types of this therapy that have worked for people with IBS include:
Relaxation practice. The goal is to get your mind and body...