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August 04, 2015
This month, we will consider what is probably an underutilized class of medications â€“ anticonvulsants â€“ in treating many types of chronic pain syndromes.
July 01, 2015
While treating our patients' depression is a crucial aspect of sound pain management practice in primary care, the analgesic effects of certain antidepressants, particularly for select types of chronic pain, should also not be underestimated.
June 09, 2015
Last month's Pain Perspectives focused on the benefits of psychotherapy in depressed patients with chronic pain. However, quality psychotherapy is not always available, and not all patients are open to it. This month, I will be looking at rational pharmacotherapy for the primary care physician in treating the depression that is generally an aspect of chronic pain syndromes.
May 08, 2015
In last month's Pain Perspectives, I discussed the importance of assessing patients with chronic pain for depression â€“ as it is extremely prevalent in this population and has been found to interfere with physical treatment. This month, we will begin to look at what the primary care physician can do to ensure that their patients with chronic pain have their depression addressed adequately.