Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Understanding Illness & Health 1. Aufl.
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.
About the Authors. Acknowledgements. 1. What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? 2. Causes and Effects of IBS. 3. Diet. 4. Medical Treatments. 5. Psychological Treatments. 6. Other Alternative Treatments. 7. Jargon Busting. Useful Addresses. References. Index.
Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the first step to beating it. One in six people suffer from IBS, with pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea, often accompanied by other, similar symptoms. Although very common, doctors have been unable to find an organic cause, which can make some people feel they must be imagining it. Simon Darnley and Barbara Millar have written this guide for sufferers and anyone who wants to know more about this unpleasant and embarrassing condition. They provide a balanced overview of the different explanations available and the range of treatments to be found, from special diets and cutting out certain foods, to drugs and alternative therapies. Packed with the stories of real people, and full of practical advice and sources of useful information, Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome shows you that although there are no miracle cures, IBS doesn't have to ruin your life.
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