The title of the article says it all: Doctor Discovers Personality Traits Can Trigger Pain. Apparently people can develop chronic pain by the way they “handle stress and negative emotions.” According to the article the doctor has determined five pain-prone personalities. Each of which involve repressing emotions and, thus, predisposing you to autonomic overload syndrome. All this comes from this doc’s new book.
A beautiful example that having written a book doesn’t make someone an expert.