Gastrointestinal diseases: psycho-social aspects

Mikocka-Walus, Antonina and Graff, Lesley 2015, Gastrointestinal diseases: psycho-social aspects. In Wright, James D. (ed), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp.605-611, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.14092-9.

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Title Gastrointestinal diseases: psycho-social aspects
Author(s) Mikocka-Walus, AntoninaORCID iD for Mikocka-Walus, Antonina
Graff, Lesley
Title of book International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences
Editor(s) Wright, James D.
Publication date 2015
Start page 605
End page 611
Total pages 8
Publisher Elsevier
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Keyword(s) anxiety
brain-gut axis
functional GI disorders
inflammatory bowel disease
psychological intervention
quality of life
social support
Summary An interconnection between psychological and gastrointestinal (GI) functioning has long been recognized, incorporating multiple mechanisms and considering bidirectional processes. However, exciting discoveries regarding the role of stress and depression in etiology and disease course have shed new light on the understanding of biopsychosocial processes in chronic GI conditions. This article provides an introduction to GI tract functioning, GI disorders, and stress mechanisms in the gut, followed by an overview and discussion of the psychosocial impact of these disorders, the role of stress and mental comorbidity in GI disorders, and the current knowledge regarding psychological interventions for GI disorders.
ISBN 9780080970875
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.14092-9
Field of Research 110307 Gastroenterology and Hepatology
111714 Mental Health
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920105 Digestive System Disorders
HERDC Research category BN.1 Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
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