Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Medical Science (MMSc)
Deborah D. Proctor, MD
Inflammatory bowel disease patients have higher rates of depression and anxiety compared to other diseases and the general population, which can lead to a lower quality of life. There is a critical need to investigate treatments for mental health in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Cognitive behavioral therapy is widely studied and has proven effective in improving depression. There are no randomized controlled trials comparing early psychotherapeutic intervention with standard of care for this population. We hypothesize that early initiation of cognitive behavioral therapy will reduce depression and anxiety severity and improve quality of life in newly diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease patients compared to standard care. Participants will be randomized to either video therapy or standard care for 12 weeks. Findings may inform the need for early mental health intervention in the disease management of this population.
Narsolis, Monica, "Video Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Prevent Depression in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease" (2021). Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program Theses. 105.
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