The consultation-liaison (CL) psychiatrist is consulted fairly often for problems related to pain. This may vary substantially, however, depending on the presence of pain specialists from other disciplines, typically anesthesiology, and the CL psychiatrist’s interest in and comfort with pain problems. If the CL psychiatrist accepts these consults, however, and is considered knowledgeable, requests for help will be frequent.
KeywordsChronic Pain Pain Medication Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Chronic Pain Patient Opioid Dependence
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