Conservative and behavioural management of constipation

W. E. Whitehead, C. Di Lorenzo, A. M. Leroi, T. Porrett, S. S. Rao

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This article deals with psychological contributions, such as stool withholding or responses to abuse experiences, to the aetiology of evacuation disorders (with a focus on dyssynergic defecation), and with education and behavioural approaches to treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-61
Number of pages7
JournalNeurogastroenterology and Motility
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Anismus
  • Biofeedback
  • Dyssynergic defecation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Sexual abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Gastroenterology


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