Psychology, Psychiatry and Chronic Pain - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750605731, 9781483193687

Psychology, Psychiatry and Chronic Pain

1st Edition

Editors: Stephen P. Tyrer
eBook ISBN: 9781483193687
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 27th November 1992
Page Count: 223
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Description

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.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Foreword

Preface

Part One Descriptive Issues

1 Basic concepts of pain

2 Classification of pain

3 Psychological dimensions of chronic pain

4 Chronic pain problems and psychiatry

5 Psychiatric and psychological issues in different illnesses

6 Chronic pain and compensation

Part Two Assessment and Intervention

7 Assessment measures

8 Psychotropic drugs

9 Behavioural techniques

10 Use of relaxation

11 Cognitive therapies

12 Hypnosis

13 Information about pain

14 Other treatment strategies (TENS and Acupuncture)

15 Physiotherapy

16 Organization of services in The Pain Clinic

Appendix

Index

Details

No. of pages:
223
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1992
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483193687

About the Editor

Stephen P. Tyrer