Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Johnson, S. K. 2010. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex, multidetermined syndrome involving altered gut reactivity, altered pain perception, and brain-gut dysregulation that is modulated by psychosocial and biological factors (Palsson & Drossman, 2005). The symptomatology of IBS is a combination of abdominal pain or discomfort, rectal distension, and altered bowel habit (i.e., diarrhea or constipation).
- medically unexplained illness;
- gut reactivity;