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.
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
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