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Managing Coexisting Pain and Depression
This video case dramatization demonstrates the process of care when chronic pain and depression are both present. Faculty use the case to discuss clinical decision-making, the therapeutic partnership, diagnostic and monitoring tools, and strategies for effectively management.
- Recognize the high prevalence of depression in patients with chronic pain and the impact it has on pain outcomes
- Utilize structured assessments to diagnose and monitor depression and track progress of pain-relieving therapy in patients with chronic pain syndromes
- Manage depression and pain when they co-exist, including medical and behavioral options
- Use communication and management strategies to improve outcomes and overcome barriers in the care of chronic pain patients with depression
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Activity 6: Managing Coexisting Pain and Depression
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Coexisting Pain and Depression