Show Summary Details
Page of

Psychiatric Evaluation and Management of Pain 

Psychiatric Evaluation and Management of Pain
Chapter:
Psychiatric Evaluation and Management of Pain
Author(s):

Ronald M. Glick

and Pierre N. Azzam

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199329311.003.0020
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 21 September 2020

Pain represents an area of significant overlap between physical and psychological distress, and its evaluation and management epitomize the holistic nature of psychosomatic medicine. Pain is the most common symptom described by patients who present for medical hospitalization. Psychiatric comorbidities may complicate pain and increase disability. Targeting these conditions provides a unique opportunity for mental health clinicians to ameliorate pain-associated distress. Armed with knowledge of physiologic pain mechanisms, pharmacologic treatments, and behavioral analgesic therapies, the consultation psychiatrist is uniquely positioned to mitigate patient suffering, maximize clinical support for fellow physicians and nursing staff, and solidify therapeutic relationships between patients and their providers.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.