Irritable bowel syndrome is common but complex, and confidence on the part of the primary care physician is an essential aspect of successful management. "Fast Facts - Irritable Bowel Syndrome" provides the basis for this confidence. It has been written by two international experts who are noted not only for their major contributions to our current understanding of functional bowel disorders, but also for their clear and succinct writing style. The second edition has been fully revised, with up-to-date investigation and management guidelines. It should enable the family doctor to provide the information and supportive management that patients need. The first edition of this book was highly commended in the BMA Medical Book Competition 2000.