Behavioral and Psychopharmacologic Pain Management
J Clin Psychiatry 2012;73(3):401 [book review]
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Pain has been defined as “an unpleasant experience which we primarily associate with tissue damage or describe in terms of such damage, or both.” Recognition of its importance as an acute signal of impending physical danger led to pain’s being denoted as “the fifth vital sign.” That physicians need to improve their management of both acute and chronic pain was a clear message of the recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research.
J Clin Psychiatry 2012; 73(3):401
© 2012 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.