Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on


Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Personality Characteristics of Patients With Pain

by Robert Gatchel and J Weisberg American Psychological Association
Pub Date:
Hbk 272 pages
AU$93.00 NZ$97.39
Product Status: Out of stock. Not available to order.
Robert J. Gatchel, PhD: and James N. Weisberg, PhD Each year, millions of people experience acute, recurrent, or chronic pain, and for many of them, surgical or pharmacological interventions fail to alleviate their suffering. In an effort to better treat these patients, this unique book presents a comprehensive review of the personality factors that affect the experience of, and adaptation to, pain. This book describes the newest advances in this up-and-coming area of clinical research and provides practical guidance for clinical interventions. Although no single pain-prone personality exists, personality attributes such as introversion/extraversion, optimism, perceived locus of control affect, and personality disorders affect patients' ability to cope with pain. The contributors to this book examine these attributes, outline specific personality testing strategies, and explore how they may influence the treatment outcome of various pain disorders. This is an essential resource for clinicians, researchers, and health care professionals dealing with the challenges of patient personality differences in pain management.

Personality and Pain - an Overview, Robert J. Gatchel and James Weisberg; The History of Psychoanalytic Ideas Concerning Pain, Harold Merskey; Psychometric Testing - the Early Years and the MMPI, Richard C. Robinson; The Uses of the Millon Behavioural Health Inventory, the Millon Behavioural Medicine Diagnostic and the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory to Assess Personality, Neil Brockian et al; Non-Pathologic Factors in Chronic Pain - Implications for Assessment and Treatment, James B. Wade and Donald Price; The MMPI-2 and Chronic Pain, William W. Deardorff; The Relationship of Pain Coping Strategies to Adjustment and Functioning, Donald E. DeGood; Locus of Control in the Patient with Chronic Pain, Janette L. Seville and Amy B. Robinson; Extraversion/Introversion and Chronic Pain, Jennifer Phillips and Robert J. Gatchel; Perceived Optimism and Chronic Pain Perceived Optimism and Chronic Pain, J.P. Garfalo; Studies Investigating the Prevalence of Personality Disorders in Patients with Chronic Pain, James Weisberg; How Practitioners Should Evaluate Personality to Help Manage Patients with Chronic Pain, Robert J. Gatchel; Personality and Pain - Summary and Future Perspectives, James Weisberg et al.