Clinical Manual of Pain Management in Psychiatry

Clinical Manual of Pain Management in Psychiatry

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While recognizing the multidisciplinary nature of pain management, the Clinical Manual of Pain Management in Psychiatry focuses on the role of mental health practitioners in evaluation and assessment, pharmacological management, psychotherapeutic interventions, and comprehensive treatment planning. It balances theoretical foundations of pain pathophysiology with applied clinical information, providing guidelines to psychiatric differential diagnosis of pain states and psychiatric comorbidities associated with pain and integrating diagnostic and treatment approaches. Because proper treatment requires understanding the whole person, the book views the patient from biological, psychological, and social perspectives. It stresses the importance of examining psychological variables that can limit outcomes and even preclude aggressive interventional approaches. The manual also includes considerations pertinent to the elderly, children, and cultural groups.This manual expands on the author's previous Concise Guide to Pain Management for Psychiatrists to reflect significant advances in the field of pain medicine. It updates trends in treatment approaches along with our understanding of chronic pain conditions, and presents new knowledge of the biological substrates underlying both pain and psychiatric comorbidities. The manual features particularly extensive revisions regarding the use of psychiatric and other adjunctive medications in pain management, including expanded discussion of long-term adverse effects, dependence, and pseudoaddictive behaviors involving opiates and weak analgesics. It also delineates the use of adjunctive treatments, including evolving data on the use of antidepressants and related medications for patients with chronic pain. Among the its practical benefits, the book  Features updated coverage of common psychiatric comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders Addresses common pain disorders ranging from headache and back pain to pain related to cancer and HIV Includes an extensively revised chapter on pharmacology, familiarizing readers with the range of pain medications and providing information on dosages and side effects Fully discusses psychotherapeutic approaches, plus adjunctive interventions such as biofeedback and hypnosis  Covers special techniques such as acupuncture and regional neural blockade Offers updated advice on emerging forensic issues, from disability claims to controlled substance diversion With pain management issues so common in daily practice, this handy portable guide is designed for quick reference, features numerous tables and illustrations, and is easily understandable by less experienced clinicians or non-pain specialists. While written expressly for busy psychiatrists, it is also useful to psychologists, social workers, and other physicians.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 283 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 14mm | 340.19g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 80 Tables, unspecified; 10 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 1585622753
  • 9781585622757
  • 1,868,664

Review quote

"Psychiatry offers a unique perspective on the formulation and treatment of patients with chronic pain. Dr. Leo demonstrates through his own experience and this new book that psychiatrists should take the lead in chronic pain management. Dr. Leo's latest contribution to the literature is a comprehensive review of the topics required to care for a patient with chronic pain. For psychiatrists interested in chronic pain, Dr. Leo lights the way with a book that should give them confidence about making a difference in the lives of patients suffering from these difficult disorders. Any reader will be spurred on to delve deeper into these very interesting topics"-- "Michael R. Clark, M.D., M.Ph, Associate Professor & Director, Adolf Meyer Chronic Pain Treatment Programs, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland"show more

About Raphael J. Leo

Raphael J. Leo, M.D., is Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; and is a faculty member in both the Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Pain Management at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York.show more

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The Clinical Manual of Pain Management in Psychiatry focuses on the role of mental health practitioners in evaluation and assessment, pharmacological management, psychotherapeutic interventions, and comprehensive treatment planning for pain. It balances theoretical foundations of pain pathophysiology with applied clinical information, all the while viewing the patient from biological, psychological, and social perspectives in order to tailor treatment to the whole person. This handy portable guide includes numerous tables and illustrations and expands on the author's previous Concise Guide to Pain Management for Psychiatrists to reflect significant advances in the field of pain medicine. It features particularly extensive revisions regarding the use of psychiatric and other adjunctive medications in pain management; includes updated coverage of common psychiatric comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders; and addresses common pain disorders ranging from headache and back pain to pain related to cancer and HIV. The manual includes an extensively revised chapter on pharmacology, fully discusses psychotherapeutic approaches, and covers special techniques such as acupuncture and regional neural blockade. It also offers updated advice on emerging forensic issues, from disability claims to controlled substance diversion.show more

Table of contents

List of TablesList of FiguresPrefaceChapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Sensory Pathways of Pain and Acute Versus Chronic PainChapter 3. Evaluation of the Pain PatientChapter 4. Common Psychiatric Comorbidities and Psychiatric Differential Diagnosis of the Pain PatientChapter 5. Pharmacology of PainChapter 6. PsychotherapyChapter 7. Special Techniques in Pain ManagementChapter 8. Common Pain DisordersChapter 9. Special PopulationsChapter 10. Forensic Issues Pertaining to PainIndexshow more