Working with complex patients with gastrointestinal and psychological concerns

Emily Edlynn, Tiffany Taft

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPsychogastroenterology for Adults
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook for Mental Health Professionals
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781000657050
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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