Laurence Westreich, MD and Kelly Bilodeau

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Individuals with generalized anxiety disorder or opioid addiction are more likely to interpret pain

Practical Aspects of Pain Management in Psychiatric Disorders

Prescribing opiates to patients with psychiatric disorders can be complicated. First, it may be difficult to quantify pain in a patient with a psychiatric disorder. In addition, symptoms of a psychiatric disorder may actually be related to an addiction, says Laurence Westreich, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University Langone Medical Center.