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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Referral Toolkit | South Central MIRECC

Cover of Behavioral Medicine Management for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Referral Toolkit for Gastroenterology Providers


This toolkit helps gastroenterology providers identify the best candidates for behavioral medicine services and provide guidance for the referral process.

  • Decision support tools
  • Tips for educating patients about behavioral medicine treatment
  • Patient information about what irritable bowel syndrome is and how to manage it
  • Published 2018


Developed By

Elyse R. Thakur, PhD, Mark Kunik, MD, MPH, Maria Ellionore Jarbrink-Sehgal, MD, Jeffrey Lackner, PsyD, Lilian Dindo, PhD, and Hashem El-Serag, MD, MPH.

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Last updated: December 18, 2020