ABOUT THIS BOOK
· First book dedicated to that topic
· Contributions of the best international experts in the field
· Dedicated to a large audience of practitioners dealing with patients suffering from pain
Mental health and pain are complex issues. In addition, they share some neurophysiological mechanisms that make one influences the other, which makes it even more difficult to identify their own specific characteristics. This duality between the somatic and psychic component can become a pitfall for the specialist in mental health. It can be difficult to disentangle the evolution of a painful condition from the mental illness.
This book proposes a didactic approach of the different aspects of pain in mental health. The various chapters cover the history, myths, neurophysiology, perception, measurement and management of pain in mental health. The most common problems including mood disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, somatoform disorders, post-traumatic stress and pervasive developmental disorders are covered. Each chapter addresses the problem of pain by putting an emphasis on the characteristics of different populations of patients who suffer from mental illness. We hope to offer to different specialists working in mental health a book that will allow them to appreciate the importance of pain problems in mental health, but also offer avenues for the measurement and treatment of pain in this population.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Autism - Major Depressive Disorder - Mental Health - Pain - Schizophrenia
Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Medicine - Neurology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface.- Introduction.- History - the myths....- Neurophysiological bases of pain.- Pain perception in mental health.- Epidemiology of chronic pain in mental health: the example of depression.- Depression, bipolar disorder, and pain.- Anxiety disorders and pain.- Schizophrenia and pain.- Somatoform disorders and pain.- Post traumatic stress disorder and pain.- Pain in suicidal ideation.- Pain in children with autism.- Addiction and pain.- Pain assessment in mental health.- Treatment and therapeutic perspectives.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Serge Marchand and Isabelle Gaumond are professors at the Medicine Faculty in Sherbrooke, Canada. They are both experts in the neurophysiology of pain and work at the Étienne-Le Bel Clinical Research Center, where Serge Marchand serves as director. Djéa Saravane teaches at the Medicine South Ouest Paris faculty, which works closely with the Étienne-Le Bel Clinical Research Center, and is head of a department at the Ville-Evrard hospital in France.