Get IBD info delivered to your inbox
Sign up to our mailing list and receive regular articles and tips about IBD.
Research has shown that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be as effective as medication in treating some mental health problems.
There is always a risk that bad feelings you associate with your problem will return, but with your CBT skills it should be easier for you to control them. This is why it is important to continue practising your CBT skills even after you are feeling better and your sessions have finished. "Refresher" CBT courses are also available if you feel you need to go through skills you have learnt again.
Nevertheless, CBT may not be successful or suitable for everyone. Some advantages and disadvantages of the approach are listed below.
Why not sign up to our mailing list and receive regular articles and tips about IBD to your inbox?