Harold Pass, PhD, quoted in Psychology Today

Harold Pass, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University, was quoted in the August 2010 issue of Psychology Today. In an article titled “Waiting To Inhale: Separating asthma from identity”, the author, Lesie Goldman, describes the case of a man with chronic asthma whose response to treatment improved when he gained insight into the psychological aspects of his illness.

Noting that the “illness-as-identity phenomenon” is common, especially among chronically ill adults who were diagnosed as children, Dr. Pass, the Department’s  Director of Psychotherapy Training, commented on the significance of the psychological components of chronic disease.

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