The impact of group psychotherapy in young adults with Crohn’s Disease

Group PsychotherapyProject: The impact of group psychotherapy in young adults with Crohn’s Disease

Year: 2013 – IN PROGRESS

Researcher: St Mark’s Hospital

Background: Being told that you have a long-term condition such as Crohn’s Disease can be a traumatic experience. It can result in all sorts of feelings such as fear, anger and sadness which can cause emotional difficulties for the patient and those closest to them.

Aim: To investigate if group psychotherapy helps young adults with Crohn’s Disease

Anticipated Outcome: To understand the role of group psychotherapy in supporting young adults with Crohn’s Disease and be in a position to research this further and offer this service to patients where appropriate.

The first group therapy session was on 18th July 2013, followed by a short summer break in August. Sessions will take place weekly until summer 2014.

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