Dr. David B. Adams – Psychological Blog

Psychology of Illness, Pain, Anxiety and Depression

Physical and Psychological

Tthere are two psychologically based pain disorders. “Pain Disorder Associated With Psychological Factors” is diagnosed when psychological factors play a major role and medical condition plays minimal or no role.

“Pain Disorder Associated With BOTH Psychological Factors and a General Medical Condition” is quite often diagnosed in work-related injuries in which psychological factors impact the onset, severity, exacerbation or maintenance of pain.

It is a quite common disorder with 10-15% of American’s claiming disability each year due to back pain alone.

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