David D. Clarke, MD

David D. Clarke, MD has been President of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association since 2011. 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, OR. As Faculty Associate at Arizona State University and at the Cummings Graduate Institute he teaches graduate courses on Psychophysiologic Medicine. He 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 book They Can’t Find Anything Wrong! which was praised by a president of the American Psychosomatic Society as “truly remarkable.” 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 2020 Presentation(s):

Relieving Chronic Pain with Education and Insight

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the various forms of psychosocial stress capable of causing chronic pain and other symptoms.
  • Learn how to gain acceptance from patients regarding these major contributors to chronic pain.
  • Acquire several techniques for relieving chronic pain through education, insight and emotional expression.
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