ABOUT THIS BOOK
· Takes a unique biopsychosocial view on gastrointestinal disorders
· Organizes disorders into six unique groups with clinical examples
· Developed over 45 years of practice in pediatric gastroenterology
Management of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children presents biopsychosocial theory with respect to six groups of functional disorders: disorders of elimination, vomiting disorders, abdominal pain, infant colic, chronic non-specific diarrhea of infants and toddlers, and failure to thrive. It illustrates, through numerous clinical examples, concepts of management developed during 45 years of practice. A satisfactory clinical outcome for pediatric gastrointestinal disorders often depends on the clinician's ability to discern not only the biological factors in illness, but also the unique cognitive and emotional needs that patients bring to the task of healing. This book provides guidelines for integrating the biopsychosocial model, an approach that has been under-emphasized in the literature until now. It includes naturalistic descriptions of functional gastrointestinal disorders, clinical goals, and the theoretical bases for management techniques. Offering numerous real-world examples and tips, this book serves as a valuable resource for pediatricians, family practitioners, pediatric mental health practitioners, pediatric nurse practitioners, as well as pediatric gastroenterologists.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » pediatric, gastroenterology, functional disorders, elimination
Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Medicine - Pediatrics
TABLE OF CONTENTS
An introduction to biopsychosocial concepts.- Functional disorders of elimination.- Functional vomiting disorders.- The recurrent abdominal pain syndrome.- Infant colic syndrome.- Chronic non-specific diarrhea of infants and toddlers.- Failure to thrive.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
David R. Fleisher, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (pediatric gastroenterology, specifically) at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He was previously a professor at UCLA School of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the USC School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, and has published and lectured extensively in the areas of pediatric gastroenterology and the biopsychosocial model in pediatrics.