Pain and Personality Disorders

A prominent psychiatrist and pain educator discusses the challenge of managing patients with chronic pain who also suffer with borderline personality disorder and depression, including the special difficulties associated with demanding, noncompliant, and high-utilizer patients.

Dr. Clark is Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Director of the Adolf Meyer Chronic Pain Treatment Programs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and has joint appointments in the Departments of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in the School of Medicine and of Mental Hygiene in the Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health. Watch his discussion of the association between chronic pain and personality disorders, with insights on how the primary care clinician can manage these challenges.

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