Disorders of Gut Brain Interactions with Dr. Douglas Drossman and Johannah Ruddy M.Ed.
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Receiving diagnosis like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), often comes with a stigma.

Some believe IBS is a diagnosis a doctor uses to describe digestive symptoms when no serious pathology has been found.

Thankfully we are moving a way from this definition. 

And now we recognize that conditions like IBS involved scientifically proven imbalances in both the gut and brain and must bet treated as such.

The progress made can largely be attributed to the work of The Rome Foundation and the guests of this episode Dr. Douglas Drossman and Johannah Ruddy, M.Ed.

Dr. Drossman and Johannah are the authors of the new book, Gut Feelings, Disorders of The Gut-Brain Interaction and are pioneering the efforts for patients and doctors to unite to have better approaches to treatment and care of these digestive disorders.

Disorders like IBS have now become part of a larger group of digestive disorders now called Disorders of Gut Brain Interactions.”.

In this episode we discuss:

● From a “diagnosis of exclusion” to where we are today.

● How the Gut and Brain Interact. What science tells us.

● Doctor-Patient teamwork

● Modalities of treatment for Brain-Gut Interactions

About our Guests:

Dr. Douglas Drossman

Dr. Drossman is the president of the Drossman Center for the Education and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care, the President, Drossman Consulting and Drossman Gastroenterology, the President Emeritus and COO, Rome Foundation, a Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and the Founder and Co-Director Emeritus, UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders. His list of publications, research, and contributions to the field of functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders is tremendous.@ddrossman

Johannah Ruddy, M.Ed.

Mrs. Ruddy is the Executive Director of the Rome Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of DrossmanCare, and is a Co-Facilitator for Teaching Communication Skills to Patients and Providers. Mrs. Ruddy has a BS in Political Science and an M.Ed. in Curriculum Development and 20 years of executive leadership experience working with a variety of nonprofit organizations nationwide. She has a strong background in grant writing, and is a speaker at GI practices, medical centers and conferences in the area of communication and patient advocacy. In this capacity she facilitates patient communication, education and advocacy programs within the Rome Foundation and DrossmanCare. @johannahruddy


Presale Page for Gut Feelings: https://theromefoundation.org/gut-feelings-presale/

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