RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN WITH IBS AND THEIR PARENTS
Most information and resources on this website and other linked websites about IBS are applicable to both adults and children with IBS, but here we highlight information specific to children and adolescents with IBS or other functional GI or GI motility disorders.
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) pediatric-specific websites
Digestive Health Alliance Children’s GI Research Network
About Kids GI
Association for Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
Has resources for people of all ages, with specific divisions for pediatrics, adolescents and family/caregivers.
Paid membership allows the option to be included on and receive its list of networking contacts.
AGMD main website http://www.agmd-gimotility.org
Online support forum through Inspire.com, includes active sections for pediatric and caregiver topics (site registration with Inspire.com required; AGMD membership encouraged by AGMD but not required) http://www.inspire.com/groups/agmd-gi-motility/
University of North Carolina Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders
Downloadable educational articles include several on pediatric and adolescent IBS, RAP/FAP (recurrent abdominal pain, also known as functional abdominal pain, a diagnosis similar to IBS without the disturbances in bowel habits) and other pediatric functional GI and pediatric GI motility concerns.http://www.med.unc.edu/ibs/patient-education/educational-gi-handouts
Also check the online chat archives or schedule and open research studies on the UNC site for periodic topics or clinical trials related to children or adolescents.
Michael Mahoney, clinical hypnotherapist in the U.K. offers a home CD/MP3 program IBS Audio 60, specifically for children with IBS or RAP/FAP. Please see Mike’s article in the Family and Friends section of this website and a link to information about his IBS Audio 100 program for adults with IBS in the Links section. Mike has long been a strong supporter of IBS education and awareness and a friend to IBS Impact, but IBS Impact receives no payment from him or any other linked source. Please make your own informed decisions on treatment in consultation with your child’s own health care providers.
Shawn Case, IBS Impact webmaster and Nina Pan, IBS Impact founder, discuss how to help children and adolescents with IBS.
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