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Author Blanchard, Edward B.

Title Irritable bowel syndrome : psychosocial assessment and treatment / Edward B. Blanchard.

Imprint Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2001.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  616.342 B639I    Check Shelf
Description xi, 373 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-360) and indexes.
Summary Reviews research on the effectiveness of psychological treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), describes the basic requirements for a thorough psychological assessment, and then provides detailed short-term treatment manuals for the 3 major modalities shown to be most effective for this population: (1) cognitive therapy; (2) cognitive-behavioral therapy; (3) and hypnotherapy. Session-by-session treatment plans for each of these therapies include the rationale for the session, goals and objectives, structured activities, and homework assignments. Also provided are assessment forms, symptom diaries, cognitive monitoring forms, and educational handouts. Instructions for modifying the 3 treatments for use with the individuals and with groups are provided as well as helpful advice for collaborating with gastroenterologists and other referring physicians. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved).
Contents Diagnosis: What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? -- The Magnitude of the Problem -- Taking the IBS History -- The GI Symptom Diary: How to Tell If the Patient Is Improving -- Psychological Distress in Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- Which Comes First: Patienthood or Neurosis? Studies of IBS Patients and IBS Nonpatients -- Psychiatric Studies of Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Stress: Which Comes First? -- Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Early Abuse -- The Psychophysiology of Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- Altered Pain Sensitivity and Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children: A Precursor of Irritable Bowel Syndrome? -- Drug and Dietary Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- Psychological Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- The Albany IBS Treatment Studies -- The Albany Cognitive--Behavioral Treatment Manual -- The Albany Cognitive Therapy Treatment Manual -- Hypnotherapy Treatment Manual for Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- Prediction of Treatment Response Among Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- Long-Term Follow-Up of Psychological Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- Psychoeducational Support Group for Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- Ideas on Approaching Gastroenterologists and Other Physicians for IBS Referrals -- Information About Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Subject Irritable colon -- Psychological aspects.
Colonic Diseases, Functional -- psychology. (DNLM)D003109Q000523
Psychotherapy. (DNLM)D011613
Irritable colon -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00979697
Psychotherapy. (OCoLC)fst01081755
Psychotherapie (DE-588)4047746-0
Reizcolon (DE-588)4122328-7
Other Form: (OCoLC)790105076 (NO-TrBIB)070523428
ISBN 1557987300 (alk. paper)
9781557987303 (alk. paper)
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