Polypharmacy treatment approaches to the psychiatric and somatic comorbidities found in patients with chronic pain

David A. Fishbain

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Abstract

This review outlines the following: psychiatric and somatic comorbidities associated with chronic pain and their relationship to polypharmacy treatment, indications for polypharmacy in chronic pain, criteria for rational polypharmacy, basic principles of polypharmacy for pain-associated comorbidity, and, based on the above, psychopharmacologic polypharmacy treatment approaches to these chronic pain-associated comorbidities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S56-S63
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume84
Issue number3 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

Keywords

  • Basic Principles
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Patient
  • Comorbidity
  • Polypharmacy
  • Psychiatric Comorbidity
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Rational Polypharmacy
  • Somatic Comorbidity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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