The aim of this chapter is to review the role of personality, abuse history, attachment style, and illness identity and beliefs in complex patients with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders presenting for psychological treatment. The chapter also provides practical, evidence-based strategies for working with patients whose complex histories and current psychosocial issues may perpetuate GI symptoms and contribute to poorer patient outcomes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Psychogastroenterology for Adults|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2019|
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