A survey of scientific knowledge and practical management useful to the psychiatrist in dealing with chronic pain. The necessary neurological background is given and then the contributors discuss the management of disparate types of pain - pain of idiopathic and organic origins, pain in psychiatric disorders, pain in the cancer patient. The book highlights the psychological consequences of chronic pain, especially depression and substance abuse and examines the muscuoskeletal and sexual problems that can occur.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 584
Weight: 975 g
Dimensions: 975 x 152 mm
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