IBS Book

Edited book title:
Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Biopsychosocial Treatment Approach

Dr Simon R Knowles, Senior Academic and Clinical Psychologist, Swinburne University, Australia.
Dr Julian Stern, Head of Adult Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, Tavistock Centre, London , UK
A/Professor Geoff Hebbard, Director of Gastroenterology, University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia.

Edited book outline and key themes:
Due to the significant physical and psychosocial impact of FGIDs and the inter-relation between somatic and psychological symptoms, a holistic team-based approach is needed. In addition to gastroenterologists, other health professionals including nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, physiotherapists, and dieticians are now often involved in the ongoing support of individuals with FGIDs. Thus the objective of this book will be to bring together world experts who practice integrated and holistic approach in their care for FGID patients, to provide brief reviews of the literature across a range of topics associated with the biopsychosocial treatment of FGIDs. Each chapter will provide an up-to-date brief comprehensive consolidation and evaluation of the current literature and based on this review provide practical recommendations – the primary focus of this book - which can then be applied by the reader in their own interaction with FGID patients.

Key themes of this edited book will include: (1) Bringing together current understanding of the interrelationship of the neurological (e.g. Brain-Gut-axis) and biological aspects (e.g. microbiota) of FGIDs and psychological processes; (2) Identifying the common concerns and issues individuals with FGIDs face in relation to pre- and post-diagnosis, ongoing medical decisions and interventions; (3) Exploring the differences and challenges associated with FGIDs across individual life-stages; (4) Provide a brief review of the current evidence for psychosocial interventions associated with FGIDs; and (5) Providing recommendations in relation to future directions of psychosocial work in a multi-team environment and ongoing research in FGIDs. The application of common themes and practical recommendations throughout this book as well as the international reputation of the contributing authors ensures it has applicability to a buyer market across multiple spheres, including treatment, research and teaching.

Due for Publication: September 2016
Publisher: Routledge Press.