Patient Educational Q & A
Part 1: The GI Impacts of Sexual and Physical Abuse and Trauma.
Childhood abuse and trauma impacts our GI health as adults. We explain this connection and go through research that can help patients take back control of their chronic GI symptoms.
Part 2: Clinical Aspects of Sexual and Physical Abuse and Trauma
Getting help to deal with past abuse and trauma has significant benefits to patients with chronic GI problems. Dr. Drossman gives advice to clinicians on when and how to address difficult topics with patients.