Patient Educational Q & A
On this page are short videos in which we answer questions posed to us by patients and providers
Questions from 2/19/2021
1. What is the functionality of gut neurotransmitters? What is their role in DGBI? What is their relationship to neurotransmitters in the brain?
2. Will an anti-depressant really help my abdominal pain if I’m not depressed?
3. How can I get my doctor to listen to me and believe me when I tell them about my symptoms?
Questions from 3/25/2021
- How can patients and providers improve their relationship?
- As a doctor, what is the best way to let a patient know that we may not be able to address all of their issues in one visit?
- How can I set reasonable expectations with patients about the management and progress of their conditions?
- What role does chronic stress play in DGBI?
- How can patients and providers move past the stigmatizing “it’s all in your head” mindset of DGBI?