Concise Guide to Pain Management for Psychiatrists

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American Psychiatric Pub., 2003 - Medical - 245 pages
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Nearly 35 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Many are referred to psychiatrists when attempts by other doctors have failed to relieve pain. Others seek help in dealing with the depression, debilitation, and isolation that can plague those living with daily pain. Knowledge and skills in pain management are essential for practicing psychiatrists, and the handy "Concise Guide to Pain Management for Psychiatrists" is an ideal on-the-spot resource.

This convenient volume serves as an instant library of current guidance on pain management. It contains a great deal of practical information-guidelines for diagnosis and assessment, pharmacologic therapies, psychotherapeutic approaches to treatment, and more-all organized for quick reference.

"Concise Guide to Pain Management for Psychiatrists" is structured for easy access to information. It has a detailed table of contents and index; as well as tables, figures, and other charts and is designed to fit into a lab coat or jacket pocket.

Reflecting the latest research, "Concise Guide to Pain Management for Psychiatrists" takes a broad approach to pain management, with strategies for helping patients deal with the many diverse emotional, psychological, physical, and social aspects that affect and are affected by the experience of pain. Practical in nature and easy to read and comprehend, "Concise Guide to Pain Management for Psychiatrists" is an essential tool for daily use in the clinical setting.

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About the author (2003)

Raphael J. Leo is Associate Professor, State University of New York, Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the Department of Psychiatry, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY, USA.

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