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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment
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  1. T R Bell

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As both a psychologist and a sufferer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), I found this book to be a very helpful guide to several controversial issues as well as a thorough analysis of the existing literature. I also found the book comforting, and saying “comforting” is saying a lot when talking about IBS. However, the amount of research and analysis he offers here not only confirms my experiences and validates my clinical insights and practices, it also should provide the means for other psychologists and mental health professionals to help the many of us out here. So much for the personal!

Understanding the wealth of material he offers requires some psychological sophistication but it is rewarding to any who choose to pursue it. The issues he raises and …

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