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Pain Disorder

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Pain Disorder

  • Diagnosis
  • DSM-V
  1. Pain Disorder is now part of Somatic Symptom Disorder
  • Symptoms
  1. Significant use of medical resources (frequent office visits, phone calls, ER visits)
  2. Overuse of pain medications
  3. Results in increasing inactivity and isolation
  • Associated Conditions (often as a complication of the Pain Disorder)