The Difficult Chronic Pain Patient

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

The Difficult Chronic Pain Patient

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The prevalence of Cluster B personality disorders in chronic pain patients may exceed the prevalence in clients seen by parole officers. These patients can be labor intensive, produce feelings of incompetence, can be unfulfilling to care for and may in fact at times be dangerous.

Chapter.  1414 words. 

Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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