Pain Disorder is diagnosed when a patient's predominant complaint is of physical pain in which psychological factors (such as stress) are judged to have played a significant role in the onset, severity, exacerbation, or maintenance of the pain. This is not the diagnosis that is given when the patient is judged as having intentionally produced symptoms or is outright faking (these require other diagnoses). In pain disorder, the suffering is so severe that it impairs a person's ability to function. Individuals with this illness may have medical problems, but these fail to account fully for the pain.
There are three subtypes of pain disorder (depending upon whether a physical or psychological factor is determined to be predominate):
Pain Disorder associated with psychological factors.
Pain Disorder associated with both psychological factors and a general medical condition.
Pain Disorder associated with a general medical condition (i.e., psychological factors, if present, are judged to play no more than a minimal role).
Psychotherapy | Intelligence Testing and Assessment | Personality Testing and Assessment | Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy | Psychological Services
Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation | Life Coaching Depression | Major Depression | Dysthymia | Bipolar Disorder | Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Phobias | AnxietySocial Phobia | Acute Stress Disorder | Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Histrionic Personality Disorder | Public Speaking Phobia | Dependent Personality Disorder | Pain Disorder | Psychology Articles
Avoidant Personality Disorder | Borderline Personality Disorder | Adjustment Disorder | Psychologist Biography|
Psychological Disorders | MMPI and MMPI-2 | WAIS-III | Erectile Dysfunction and Impotence | Vaginismus | Dyspareunia | Panic Attacks
Sexual Arousal Disorder | Body Dysmorphic Disorder Chronic Pain | Insomnia | Alcohol Abuse and Dependence
|Dr. McBee maintains a Web site as a service to prospective and current clients. Links provided to third party sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement or verification of the accuracy of content contained in those sites. The material provided in this Web site is for informational purposes only, and nothing contained in this Web site is intended to substitute for assessment or treatment by Dr. McBee or other mental health professional. Although this Web site may be updated frequently, please note that health and research information changes rapidly, and Dr. McBee cannot assume liability for incorrect or out-of-date information that may inadvertently be contained therein.|