Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: A biopsychosocial approach

1st Edition

Simon R. Knowles, Julian Stern, Geoff Hebbard

Routledge
Published January 10, 2019
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780367198732 - CAT# K418200

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Summary

This book brings together world experts in the field of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs) who practice an integrated and holistic approach in their care for patients to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive evaluation of a range of issues associated with the biopsychosocial treatment of FGIDs. Examining topics such as neurological and biological aspects of FGIDs, common concerns faced in relation to diagnosis, and ongoing medical decisions and interventions, each chapter provides crucial practical recommendations, as well as future directions of psychosocial work in multi-team environments.

Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders considers individual conditions in detail, including the current Rome IV diagnostic criteria for FGIDs required to make a positive diagnosis, the role of psychological and other biopsychosocial and biofeedback aspects of treatment, and general recommendations with regard to diet and medications. Each chapter also provides an up-to-date consolidation and evaluation of the current literature as well as practical recommendations, which can then be applied by the reader in their own interaction with FGID patients. Topics covered include:

  • the common concerns and issues faced by individuals with FGIDs in relation to pre-and post-diagnosis, ongoing medical decisions and interventions
  • review of current evidence-based biopsychosocial treatment practices for each FGID condition
  • the differences and challenges associated with FGIDs across individual life stages
  • special topics such as the relationship with eating disorders and the role of psychotropic medications
  • modern patient centred initiatives such as patient empowerment, distance and e-therapies
  • the future challenges facing FGID treatment.

Throughout the entire book, common themes and practical recommendations are described. Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, has broad applicability across multiple spheres, including treatment, research and teaching and is accessible to those working in gastroenterology and primary care alike.

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