Building a therapeutic alliance: Eating disorders in GI

Building a therapeutic alliance: Eating disorders in GI

The connection between disordered eating and GI seems like an easy one to make.Kyle Staller, MD, MPH, director of the gastrointestinal motility laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, said people with a history of eating disorders, including those now in recovery, may have longstanding changes in how they perceive their gut function that can lead them to present to a gastroenterologist with GI-type symptoms.“People with active eating disorders who are restricting, tend to have acute dysfunction of the GI tract, which can mimic many of the GI conditions we take care of,”Read More

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