Chronic Pain And Other Psychiatric Disorders

Tabitha A. Washington, Khalilah Brown and Gilbert Fanciullo

in Pain

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Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199827602
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322909 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Chronic Pain And Other Psychiatric Disorders

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Chronic pain patients often present with a co-morbid psychiatric abnormality, of which the anxiety disorders and depression are the most common. Concomittant treatment of the psychiatric disorder not only improves emotional health, but can also improve pain scores, functional improvement, and overall sense of well-being. Treatment with anti-depressants and with psychiatric therapy is the mainstay of treatment.

Chapter.  1380 words. 

Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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