This concise guide focuses on the role of mental health
practitioners in evaluation and assessment, pharmacological
management, psychotherapeutic interventions, and comprehensive
treatment planning for pain.
"Psychiatry offers a unique perspective on the formulation and treatment of patients with chronic pain. Dr. Leo demonstrates through his own experience and this new book that psychiatrists should take the lead in chronic pain management. Dr. Leo's latest contribution to the literature is a comprehensive review of the topics required to care for a patient with chronic pain. For psychiatrists interested in chronic pain, Dr. Leo lights the way with a book that should give them confidence about making a difference in the lives of patients suffering from these difficult disorders. Any reader will be spurred on to delve deeper into these very interesting topics"-- "Michael R. Clark, M.D., M.Ph, Associate Professor & Director, Adolf Meyer Chronic Pain Treatment Programs, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland"
Raphael J. Leo, M.D., is Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; and is a faculty member in both the Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Pain Management at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York.