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.

chapter 1|12 pages

Overview of the Integration of Gastroenterology and Psychiatry

ByKevin W. Olden

chapter 2|22 pages

Psychosocial Assessment of GI Symptoms

ByStuart J. Eisendrath, Rafael O. Gray

chapter 3|20 pages

Functional GI Disorders

Classification and Epidemiology
ByDouglas A. Drossman

chapter 4|24 pages

Medical Evaluation of Functional GI Disorders

ByMichael Camilleri, Jeffrey W. Frank

chapter 5|48 pages

Psychometric Testing in Functional GI Disorders

ByKaren H. Naifeh

chapter 6|18 pages

Survey Research Methods in Functional GI Disorders

BySylvia S. Hom

chapter 7|28 pages

Esophageal Disorders and Their Relationship to Psychiatric Disease

ByLaurence A. Bradley, Joel E. Richter

chapter 8|16 pages

Functional Disorders of the Stomach and Duodenum

ByKevin W. Olden

chapter 9|18 pages

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

ByDouglas A. Drossman

chapter 10|22 pages

Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

ByArnold Wald

chapter 11|26 pages

Gastrointestinal Aspects of Eating Disorders

ByBruce D. Waldholtz, Arnold E. Andersen

chapter 12|14 pages

Chronic Abdominal Pain

ByEdward A. Walker

chapter 13|60 pages

Rational Medical Therapy of Functional GI Disorders

ByRichard M. Sperling, Kenneth R. McQuaid

chapter 14|8 pages

Patient Advocacy and Self-Help Groups

ByNancy J. Norton

chapter 15|24 pages

Psychopharmacological Interventions for Functional Bowel Disease

ByR. Bruce Lydiard

chapter 16|24 pages

Biofeedback, Relaxation Training, and Cognitive Behavior Modification

Treatments for Functional GI Disorders
ByAnn L. Davidoff, William E. Whitehead

chapter 17|16 pages

Individual and Group Psychotherapy of Functional GI Disorders

ByKevin W. Olden, Thomas N. Wise, Richard L. Goldberg