News and Updates

Jan 02, 2015

Just received word from one of our former Board Members about an upcoming scientific conference in New York City on Sunday afternoon, January 11, 2015.  The title is above, the subtitle is Advances in neuroscience and treatment of psychosomatic distress.  For more information click here.


Aug 06, 2014

A common cause of psychophysiologic disorders that is not often discussed is a lack of self-care skills.  These patients care for family, friends, co-workers and neighbors but not as much for themselves.  Good screening questions for this issue are:

• Do you often find yourself neglecting your own needs because you are helping others?

• Do you take care of everyone you know but have difficulty finding time for yourself?

Many of these patients grew up...

Aug 24, 2013

Nearly 250 mental health practitioners from eleven states and four foreign countries attended our teaching conference in October, 2012 at the New York Academy of Medicine.  Evaluations showed most attendees felt significantly improved understanding of and confidence about managing PPD in their clients.  

Mar 27, 2012

by David D. Clarke MD
President, PPDA

The latest evidence of the woeful state of care for Psychophysiologic Disorder (PPDA) comes from my local newspaper. In a Health column, we find the following question from a reader:

“I have severe back pain but my MRI appears to be normal. What are my options? Can you help?”

The “answer” is provided by the physician director of an “Advanced Pain Management Center.” The doctor...