Dr. David Clarke Explains How to Heal Unexplainable Pain When You Are Suffering from Psychophysiologic Disorders (PPD)
Podcast Episode 070 Release Date: July 15, 2016
On this podcast David Clarke, MD, President of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association, explains how stress can cause real illnesses as he elaborates on why most doctors aren’t trained to look for non-physical causes of illness. According to Dr. Clarke, approximately 1 in 6 or 40 million Americans are afflicted with PPD. Dr. Clarke is Clinical Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology Emeritus and Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics both at Oregon Health & Science University. He is board-certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, and practiced medicine in Portland, Oregon from 1984 to 2009. Dr. Clarke has successfully cared for thousands of patients with stress illness, often sent to him after other doctors were unable to help them. He has been a visiting professor at Oxford University Hospital in England and at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. He was twice named a Top Doctor in Portland Monthly magazine. Dr. Clarke is the author of They Can’t Find Anything Wrong! For his own stress he prescribes playing indoor soccer, photography, hiking among mountains and adventures with his family and his wife’s cooking. He lives in Happy Valley, Oregon, which is near Portland. You can learn more about Dr. Clarke and PPD by visiting his website http://stressillness.com/ and his blog “The Stress Check Up.”
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