ISBN : 9780197544631
Part of the What Do I Do Now? Pain Medicine series, Psychological and Psychiatric Issues in Patients with Chronic Pain presents a variety of succinct case studies and "curb-side" consults on the complexity of chronic pain and its successful management. Chapters present models for understanding issues related to chronic pain within a psycho-social context, including cases on specific psychological or psychiatric issues, as well as broad considerations such as selecting among behavioral therapies options and the use of complementary therapies and non-opioid analgesics. Recognizing that most clinicians do not always have the time or resources to conduct the type of psychological assessment that each case may require, chapters focus on the key elements of each diagnosis, covering background information, assessment approach, treatment recommendations, and key points to remember.
Scope and Complexities of the Clinical Issues
SECTION 1: CASE STUDIES
1 A Broken Life
2 Haunted by Pain, Fatigue, and Insomnia
3 The Hand That Wouldn't Move
4 Something Doesn't Seem Right
5 How Many More Are There?
6 How Can Someone Do This to Themselves?
7 An All- Consuming Problem
8 Psychologically Immobilized and Functionally Paralyzed
9 The What If and Yes But Syndrome
10 The Patient Who Remembers Tomorrow
11 Please, Find It and Fix It
12 The Unseen Reality
13 There Are Not Enough Sheep
14 The Easy but Harmful Solution
15 Is This All There Is?
16 No Way That's My Drug Screen
17 The Abandoned Patient
18 The Not-So-Perfect Remedy
19 Teenager With Disabling Leg Pain
SECTION 2: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
20 Psychogenic Pain: A Useful Concept?
21 Psychological/ Behavioral Therapies
22 The Psychology of Opioid Tapering