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Quiz: Working With Other Physicians

Answer: D. All of the above

When a patient in chronic pain has been referred to a psychiatrist by their PCP, the psychiatrist should consider the etiology of the pain and the possibility of an incorrect diagnosisl; the context and impact of pain in the patient’s culture; and potential despair experienced by the patient in chronic pain and risk for suicide.

For more on this topic, please read “Time for Teamwork.”

Quiz: Working With Other Physicians

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Psychiatric Times

It is reprinted here with permission.