The family physician is in a unique position to address many family stresses faced by patients. Symptoms and problems are often presented that are largely related to stress experienced in the family context, but the patient seldom identifies family stress as a source of those symptoms. The challenge for the family physician is to accurately assess the role that family stress may play in a patient’s symptoms and to decide what interventions are most appropriate and effective.
KeywordsIrritable Bowel Syndrome Family Physician Family Therapy Family Therapist Family Stress
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