David D. Clarke, MD

David D. Clarke, MD is President of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association. He is also Assistant Director at the Center for Ethics and Clinical Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology Emeritus both at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is board-certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine and has conducted detailed interviews with over 7000 patients whose pain or other symptoms were not explained by diagnostic tests. Findings from these are summarized in his books “They Can’t Find Anything Wrong!” and “Psychophysiologic Disorders.” He lectures about Psychophysiologic Disorders to health care professionals and the public across North America and in Europe and has appeared on over 100 television and radio broadcasts. Websites are PPDAssociation.org and Stressillness.com.

IIBHN 2021 Presentation(s):

New Psychotherapeutic Techniques in Chronic Pain and Functional Syndromes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between Central vs Peripheral Pain
  • Be aware of Psychotherapeutic Techniques that can alleviate Central Pain and Functional Symptoms
  • Have follow-up options for learning to incorporate these techniques into routine practice
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