Diagnosis & Management of Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Psyconeurological Disorders
Pathophysiology of the dysfunctions leading to symptoms or to non-symptomatic gastrointestinal alterations may be similar, or may vary substantially, in the different psychoneurological disorders and, not infrequently, in patients with different degree/expression of the same disorder.
Thus proper management of the patients is based on the diagnostic work-up of the individual patient aimed to establish:
a) the nature of psychic or neurological disorder,
b) the pathophysiologic mechanism(s) of the GI dysfunction(s).