Unexplained Chronic Pain and Psychiatric Disorders in Children
July 13, 2011
Pediatric pain medicine
Research shows that psychiatric morbidity is common in children with unexplained chronic pain. A comprehensive work-up that includes structured interviews with the child and parent, as well as clinical observation and interview of the child by a pediatric psychiatrist, is important to creating a complete diagnostic picture and identifying children who are at risk for treatable psychiatric disorders.