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Gastro psychology
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Functional gastrointestinal disorder
Other disorders
Related topics

In physical health psychology gastro psychologyis a specialist area dealing with psychological approaches to clinical problems of the gastrointestinal tract caused by gastrointestinal disorders, particularly irritable bowel syndrome (IBS} and irritable bowel disease(IBD)[1]. The speciality maps on to that of gastroenterology in medicine

Other areas of focus may include functional colonic disease such as:

See also


  1. Simpson, P. & Dearden, R. (2012). 'Gut feelings': A survey of referrals to a specialist gastro psychology service. Clinical Psychology Forum235 p45-49.