BPP University School of Health lecturer’s new book to increase awareness of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

BPP University School of Health lecturer’s new book to increase awareness of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A psychology lecturer wants to increase awareness around Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – a condition often misunderstood – by highlighting recent research in a new book.

IBS is a common, ‘invisible disease’ which affects up to one in five people in the UK and causes many to struggle with abdominal pain, bloating and a change in bowel habits.

Dr Megan Arroll, a Senior Health Psychology Lecturer at BPP University School of Health, has teamed up with Professor Christine Dancey to publish a book containing helpful knowledge, research and facts about IBS to give those with the debilitating condition up-to-date information taken from the latest high-quality scientific studies on topics such as gut microbiota.

Their book, ‘Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Navigating Your Way to Recovery’, will be available from January 14, 2016.

Dr Arroll said: “IBS is an invisible and debilitating condition. Our overall aim in this book is to give as much coverage to IBS as possible to increase both patients’ and the general public’s understanding of the condition. By increasing accurate knowledge, and in turn reducing stigma, people can gain more support and cope better with this distressing illness.”

This is the third book Dr Arroll has published, and the second with Professor Dancey following on from the success of ‘Invisible Illness: Coping With Misunderstood Conditions’ which was published in September 2014.

Dr Arroll added: “In my previous role as a research fellow, my colleagues and I were often asked if we knew of any books for patients on complex and invisible illnesses. We felt there wasn’t clear information available so decided to write our own book to give people the most up-to-date research and evidence, presented in an accessible and patient-friendly way.

“All of our books are aimed at people who deal with invisible illnesses, as well as their family and friends and also any practising clinicians who want to know more.”

To order your copy of ‘Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Navigating Your Way to Recovery’ log onto Amazon at:                                           http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/178161069X/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1450258709&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=arroll&dpPl=1&dpID=41DtkzlyCoL&ref=plSrch

IBS Arroll Dancey

 

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