Dating with Disabilities Panel
About Dr. Richard Bruno
Dr. Richard Bruno, a clinical and research psychophysiologist, is internationally known as the foremost expert on Post-Polio Sequelae (PPS, “post-polio syndrome”), the unexpected and often disabling symptoms that occur decades after the poliovirus attack. He has broad interests including the cause and treatment of chronic pain, the prediction of behavior and treatment outcomes in rehabilitation and the societal response to disability. Bruno is also an expert on the psychopathology of “apotemnophillia,” a condition in which non-disabled individuals are attracted to those with disabilities, pretend to be disabled and want to become disabled.