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The Spectrum of Functional GI Disorders, 2021, Gamboa & Sood

Discussion in 'Other psychosomatic news and research' started by ola_cohn, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. ola_cohn

    ola_cohn Established Member (Voting Rights)

    Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID) are Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBI) recognized by a variety of symptoms caused by abnormalities within gastrointestinal (GI) motility, visceral hypersensitivity, altered mucosal and immune function, altered gut microbiota, and central nervous system gut afferent input processing. Functional gastrointestinal disorders are very common and have a significant impact on the quality of life. These disorders should be viewed from a holistic mind-body perspective and the biopsychosocial model is conceptually helpful in understanding that for overall health, the biological system needs to exist in harmony with the environment, which influences the psychological and social wellbeing of an individual. Therefore, illness is not the result of a single factor but rather a combination of factors including genetics, social relationships, intrinsic and extrinsic environment (gut microbiome and school), and psychosocial factors. This chapter provides an overview of the clinical approach to children with FGID and emphasizes the biopsychosocial care model.

    Functional gastrointestinal disorders, Gastrointestinal, Gut-Brain axis

    Chapter from Textbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition pp 255-264

  2. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    I'm not even sure if a single one of the asserted facts has any basis in reality, they are all speculative or lacking any supporting evidence other than other people doing the same thing. One could possibly have some truth to it, but it still would be speculative and premature to claim, in addition to being very unlikely to be as they're just vague claims without substance.

    And this is a textbook. Where speculative opinion is stated as if it were fact. How common is that? Why "should" those "disorders" be viewed from a BPS woo-woo perspective? Why? Exactly why is that? There is no reason for it, other than people are saying that, or wishful thinking about some magical powers of the mind. It's just an opinion, there is no reason why this "should" happen, or even would be better? But it's stated as a basic fact, an axiom that doesn't even need an explanation.

    In a race to the bottom, the BPS ideology is basically a supercharged drilling machine able to just core straight through and simply laugh, just LAUGH, at rock bottom because there's so much more drilling in that machine.
  3. alktipping

    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    (gut microbiome and school) aren't schools the perfect breeding grounds of multiple bacterium and viruses . getting repeated infections as a child is quite common . of course repeated time of is not what schools want on their attendance records plus in the case of younger children parents having to take time of work . this is of course seen as a problem and we all know a particular group who aim to solve problems by by blaming the patient .
    Peter Trewhitt likes this.

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