Solving the Biopsychosocial Puzzle in Functional Dyspepsia

Functional dyspepsia is the most prevalent functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID) ofthe upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The disorder can significantly impact the quality of life of those affected. In this article, IFFGD Research Award Winner Dr. Lukas Van Oudenhove, MD, PhD, describes how the biopsychosocial model, which connects biological, psychological, and social factors in disease, can be used to describe symptom expression in functional dyspepsia.