Psychiatric Examination

Often times, psychiatric illnesses are associated with health behaviors and pyschophysiologic changes that promote medical illness. Attributing a patient's pain to solely a psychiatric cause is not a diagnosis of exclusion. More importantly, undertreated psychiatric disease may exacerbate pain states (Hudson et al. 1985). Thus, to assess the psychiatric status of the chronic pain patient, a physician should perform a Mini-Mental status exam and discuss any existing depression or anxiety symptoms (Wittink et al. 2004).

How To Win Your War Against Anxiety Disorders

How To Win Your War Against Anxiety Disorders

Tips And Tricks For Relieving Anxiety... Fast Everyone feels anxious sometimes. Whether work is getting to us or we're simply having hard time managing all that we have to do, we can feel overwhelmed and worried that we might not be able to manage it all. When these feelings hit, we don't have to suffer. By taking some simple steps, you can begin to create a calmer attitude, one that not only helps you feel better, but one that allows you the chance to make better decisions about what you need to do next.

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