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Handbook of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

1st Edition

Edited by Kevin W. Olden

CRC Press

436 pages

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Hardback: 9780824794095
pub: 1996-05-02
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Presenting an integrated, multidiciplinary approach to understanding functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, this unique reference provides a comprehensive survey of esophageal, gastric, and colonic diseases known to have a strong behavioral or psychosomatic component-detailing the latest technologies used to assess these disorders from both a gastroenterologic and a psychologic perspective.



Dr. Olden has done an excellent job in editing [an]…overview of the functional gastrointestinal disorders. The book travels up and down the gastrointestinal tract, integrating knowledge and successfully providing a broad biopsychosocial perspective for those who look after such patients.

Clinicians will particularly benefit from reading the chapters on the oesophagus, stomach, and colon, and the chapter on eating disorders….the material presented is practical and well balanced.…The review of non-pharmacological therapies, including biofeedback, relaxation training, cognitive behaviour, and psychotherapy, is illuminating.

This is a good book with messages for both clinicians and researchers….It should be in gasteroenterology libraries everywhere.

""…provides a well-organized discussion of gastrointestinal disorders having a strong psychosomatic or behavioral component….The authors are some of the leading experts in this area…

…will be of significant value to psychiatrists and it fills a void in texts that emphasize the psychophysiology of functional bowel disorders.

"-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

Table of Contents

Classification and Evaluation of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Overview of the Integration of Gastroenterology and Psychiatry, Kevin W. Olden

Psychosocial Assessment of GI Symptoms, Stuart J. Eisendrath and Rafael O. Gray Functional GI

Disorders: Classification and Epidemiology, Douglas A. Drossman

Medical Evaluation of Functional GI Disorders, Michael Camilleri and Jeffrey W. Frank

Psychometric Testing in Functional GI Disorders, Karen H. Naifeh

Survey Research Methods in Functional GI Disorders, Sylvia S. Hom

Functional GI Disorders of the Esophagus, Stomach, and Small Bowel

Esophageal Disorders and Their Relationship to Psychiatric Disease, Laurence A. Bradley and Joel E. Richter

Functional Disorders of the Stomach and Duodenum, Kevin W. Olden

Functional Disorders of the Colon

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Douglas A. Drossman

Chronic Idiopathic Constipation, Arnold Wald

Gastrointestinal Aspects of Eating Disorders, Bruce D. Waldholtz and Arnold E. Andersen

Chronic Abdominal Pain, Edward A. Walker

Therapeutic Interventions and Functional Bowel Disease

Rational Medical Therapy of Functional GI Disorders, Richard M. Sperling and Kenneth R. McQuaid

Patient Advocacy and Self-Help Groups, Nancy J. Norton

Psychopharmacological Interventions for Functional Bowel Disease, R. Bruce Lydiard

Biofeedback, Relaxation Training, and Cognitive Behavior Modification: Treatments for Functional GI Disorders, Ann L. Davidoff and William E. Whitehead

Individual and Group Psychotherapy of Functional GI Disorders, Kevin W. Olden, Thomas N. Wise, and Richard L. Goldberg

Appendix: Patient Support Organizations

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Gastroenterology