Item description for Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome by Simon Darnley & Barbara Millar...
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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Apr 11, 2003
ISBN 0470844965 ISBN13 9780470844960
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More About Simon Darnley & Barbara Millar
Simon Darnley is a cognitive behavioral therapist and researcher with over fifteen years experience. He is currently team manager for Prisma Health, a private company specializing in the treatment of long-term disabilities.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
CBT doesn't change organic disease Jul 7, 2005
Like many other people, the author is confused about this organic gaestrointestinal disorder.
Although the "psychosocial" idea that the mind and the body cannot be separated is trendy, and accurate in some areas, organic medical diseases for which biomedical research shows why patients have the symptoms they do is completely unrelated. Symptoms aren't medically unexplained just because some psychiatrists and doctors don't like "reductionist" or traditional medicine explanations.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), although effective in helping most people cope better, was never designed as a treatment or cure for organic medical diseases.
Changing your attitude or beliefs can do wonders for just about anyone, including psychiatrists and psychologists, but it can't even cure acne, much less pain or neurological disorders.
If you have ME/CFS then you may not have IBS at all. Harvard researchers have objectively proven that nearly all people with this neuroimmune disorder have autonomic deregulation. One of the most noticable symptoms of which is dizziness upon standing. However, constipation is also a common symptom of autonomic disorders such as POTS, Orthostatic Intolerance, NMH etc.
No matter what your medical illness, be sure you see a competent physician who keeps up with the biomedical research. Psychology is a great subspecialty, but unlike chocolate it isn't great with everything.