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Chronic pain, mental health and substance use disorders: how can we manage this triad in our healthcare system and in our communities?

Sydelle Ross

Title:
Chronic pain, mental health and substance use disorders: how can we manage this triad in our healthcare system and in our communities?
Author(s):
Ross, Sydelle
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Volume:
1
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Book/Journal Title:
Columbia Medical Review
Publisher:
Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York, NY
Abstract:
The use of opioid analgesics for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain has become a topic of intense debate in the medical community. Over the last decade there has been a significant rise in the morbidity and mortality associated with the use of these medications. In patients with mental health and substance use disorders, prescribing opioid analgesics for chronic non-cancer pain is perhaps even more challenging. Deficits in training for clinicians, together with a lack of clinical guidelines, make the management of these patients even more difficult. This article serves to provide insight into the clinical management of these patients based on personal experience as well as current established guidelines. It also highlights some of the roles that we can play to help manage this societal problem.
Subject(s):
Medicine
Medical sciences
Mental health
Health services administration
Medical care
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Suggested Citation:
Sydelle Ross, , Chronic pain, mental health and substance use disorders: how can we manage this triad in our healthcare system and in our communities?, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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