Jonathan M. Borkum, Ph.D.

Dr Jon Borkum

Dr. Borkum is a licensed psychologist with twenty years of experience in the treatment of pain and headaches. He earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Maine, where he continues as an adjunct associate professor. He has also taught the unit on pain in a postdoctoral program at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston.

His peer-reviewed book on pain and headaches has been published by Taylor and Francis and has been added to academic libraries throughout the world.

He has written journal articles on such topics as the biology and psychology  of chronic pain, and migraine triggers, physiology, and medications.  His work is part of the basis for the metabolic theory of migraines.

He also reviews manuscripts submitted to the journals Headache, Cephalalgia, and the Clinical Journal of Pain, and has contributed chapters to the textbooks Refractory Migraine: Mechanisms and Management, Handbook of Complex Occupational Disability Claims, Head, Face, and Neck Pain: Science, Evaluation, and Management, and the Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists.

Citations of his writings are found in headache treatment guidelines of the National Health Service of Scotland, the Canadian Headache Society, and the Swiss Society for the Study of Pain, in the current diagnostic criteria of the International Headache Society, and in the scientific literature.

His work on migraines has been covered by such news outlets as the Boston Globe, Vice News, Self Magazine, and Maine Public Radio

Chronic Headaches is available through interlibrary loan at academic libraries in the U. S. and Canada, at public libraries in Maine and elsewhere, and in e-reader, paperback, and hardcover format at bookstores.

Please contact Health Psych Maine if you would like a reprint of one of Dr. Borkum's publications.

Click here to read a Boston Globe article about Dr. Borkum’s research.

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