Pain and Chemical Dependency

Pain and Chemical Dependency

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Many people who are dependent on addictive chemical agents first encounter these agents as prescription drugs for a painful, usually chronic, medical condition. While the roles of psychologists and psychiatrists are key in treating these patients, the role of the physician who initially prescribed the drug and who manages the patient's medical condition has only recently been addressed, and it is now emerging as an important new area in medicine. In addition to the problem of dependency itself, once a patient becomes dependent, it significantly affects ongoing treatment of the medical problem. This new book, written by the top names in the field, addresses these important more

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  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 218.44 x 281.94 x 27.94mm | 1,360.77g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 20 photographs and 24 line illustrations
  • 0195300556
  • 9780195300550

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"I think that the idea is great. In fact, I gave a talk myself on this topic at the recent AAN meeting. Given the scope of the project and the authors involved, I would buy this book sight unseen."--Ronald Kanner, MD, Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York; Chairman, Department of Neurology, Long Island Jewish Hospital"This looks like a winner to me. There is a substantial need for this topic in the fields of pain, and the authors are well known authorities on the subject. I would say go for it."--R. Norman Harden, MD, Director, Center for Pain Studies, Addison Chair, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago"The proposed book could be very useful for many different medical specialty groups."--Edgar Ross, MD, Director, Center for Pain Management, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA"The best attribute of the book is that it is easy to read. Every chapter is concise and to the point, and the book can be finished in one brief sitting. The writing is fluid and one does not need to re-read sentences. I am not aware of any other book that brings together such useful information about controlling pain and dealing with patients who chronically use opioids. This is a must read for pain fellows and for any physicians who deal with patients who use opioids."--Doody'sshow more

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction ; Part II: Addiction and related issues ; Part III: The problem of clinical pain ; Part IV: Current approaches to management of the chemically dependent patient ; Part V: Clinical management of pain in chemical dependency ; Part VI: Aberrant drug-taking considerations ; Part VII: Pain and chemical dependency: The Interfaceshow more

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