Managing Patients with Pain, Psychiatric Co-Morbidity & Addiction

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By John A. Renner, Jr., MD, CAS
Division of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicinesychiatric Co-Morbidity & Addiction

Module Description: Co-Occurring psychiatric disorders are common in patients with chronic pain and greatly increase the likelihood for poor treatment outcome and the risk for dependence on opioid medications. Clinicians who treat chronic pain should therefore be alert for symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder in these patients. This teaching module will present recommendations for the assessment and treatment of these complex but common clinical problems.

Note: This online module is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.