FAMILY AND FRIENDS
This page is to offer support for people with IBS and their families and friends. We know that living with IBS can be extremely difficult for people who have IBS and are trying to cope with the condition. We also know it can be difficult for family and friends to understand and recognize what those with IBS go through and how they may help them. We recognize that IBS may also cause difficulties or unmet needs for those who are close to someone with IBS.
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More articles and information coming soon. Stay tuned.
Shawn Case, IBS Impact founding webmaster, and Nina Pan, IBS Impact founder, discuss how to help children and adolescents with IBS.
Miranda van Tilburg, PhD
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Partner Burden in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (video) (April 2012)
Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
linked from IBSClinic.org.au,
maintained by Simon Knowles, PhD
Swinburne University of Technology
Barbara Bradley Bolen, Ph.D.
New York, USA
IBS For Family and Friends
Written especially for IBS Impact
This is an excerpt from Sophie’s Story: My 20-Year Battle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome by Sophie Lee.
Sophie is a person with IBS from the United Kingdom and the founder of the IBS Tales website. She shared this excerpt with IBS Impact and approved minor edits from the original.
The Accidental Advocate
Written especially for IBS Impact. Jessica is a family member of people with IBS/other functional GI disorders and is from the United States.
Last update to Family and Friends page December 2017; all links verified March 2018