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what is a pain psychiatrist?

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Dr. Sandra Weitz
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Unclear question: Psychiatrists are not trained as pain specialists. However, pain has both a physical and psychological component. A psychologist or psychiatrist may work at part of a pain management team to address coping skills, relaxation techniques, and treat depression associated with pain.
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Pain Management 33 years experience
Acutally, pain fellowships now train physicians with a variety of backgrounds. Pain physicians can be anesthesiologists, PM&R, neurologists, or psychiatrists, and then go onto felllowship training in pain management.
Aug 11, 2012
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management 32 years experience
Subspecialty : Pain psychiatrist is a mental health specialist who usually work as a part of pain medicine program and addresses psychiatric conditions that make chronic pain worse. Those include depression, anxiety, insomnia and somatization.
Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Pscyh. deals w/pain: Pain Medicine A Psychiatrist who specializes in Pain Medicine diagnoses and treats patients experiencing problems with acute, chronic &/or cancer pain in both hospital and outpatient settings & coordinates patient care needs with other specialists. This psychiatrist uses medications to treat pain -acute or chronic. He sometimes utillizes other techniqus to help the patient deal with their pain.

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If I faint, will the baby get hurt?

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What are the major issues surrounding pain?

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Are you sick if you get self-destructive urges that make you do painful things to yourself?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: You need help if you decide to act on those urges. You should call your doctor and let him/her begin to help you.
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A 58-year-old female asked:

Is a physiatrist like a psychiatrist but to help understand pain?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: Total different.Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists that do rehabilitation after injury or surgery.Psychiatrist are mental health professional that treat mental illness such as depression,Schizophrenia,suicidal thoughts etc.

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