Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 1, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 134 pages
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is an extremely common disorder affecting around 20% of the population of Western.

Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome offers you a comprehensive, review of what is known about IBS and its treatment. Written in easy-to-understand language by an IBS expert, the book contains numerous examples and real-life quotes from sufferers. Simon Darnley not only provides you with strategies for coping with this condition physically, he also deals with the psychological aspects of IBS to help you cope better mentally with the problem.

? Written in an easy-to-understand fashion by an expert in the subject
? Contains numerous examples and real-life quotes from IBS sufferers
? An invaluable guide for anyone suffering from IBS

Simon Darnley is a cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) and researcher with over fifteen years' experience. For seven years he was a tutor in CBT at the Institute of Psychiatry in London and has recently completed a large research trial using cognitive behavioural therapy for IBS. He is also a part-time magician and comedian.
 

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Contents

1 What is irritable bowel syndrome?
1
2 Causes and effects of IBS
17
3 Diet
33
4 Medical treatments
49
5 Psychological treatments
61
6 Other alternative treatments
83
7 Jargon busting
101
Useful addresses
105
References
115
Index
117
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Simon Darnley is the author of Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome, published by Wiley.

Barbara Millar is the author of Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome, published by Wiley.

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