Psychology, Psychiatry and Chronic Pain presents a description of the issues involved in the psychiatric and psychological issues in chronic pain. This book discusses the treatment methods that are available to help those with emotional problems arising from chronic pain.
Organized into two parts encompassing 16 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the main emotional factors involved in patients with chronic pain. This text then examines the psychiatric and psychological problems involved in particular illnesses. Other chapters cover psychotropic drugs, behavioral and cognitive therapy in chronic pain, and hypnosis. This book discusses also the physiotherapy as well as the exhibition of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and acupuncture. The final chapter deals with how services can be organized within a chronic pain clinic.
This book is intended to be of value to all doctors working with patients with chronic pain, to nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, hypnotists, pharmacists, and alternative therapists involved in this area.