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Geriatric Psychiatry and the Management of Chronic Pain 

Geriatric Psychiatry and the Management of Chronic Pain
Geriatric Psychiatry and the Management of Chronic Pain

Jordan F. Karp

and Mark D. Miller

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date: 03 December 2020

This chapter reviews the basic anatomy and physiology of pain, and describes how advancing age affects the pain experience. This chapter also focuses on reciprocal relationships among pain, depression, anxiety, sleep; the assessment of pain in cognitively impaired patients; and psychiatric approach to older adults living with chronic pain.

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