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Chronic pain syndrome. how to treat oversensitive nerves that cause pain in musculoskeletal system? use psychiatric drugs?

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Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Intelligent: Your question is exceptionallly intelligent. You know that chronic pain involves oversensitized nerves. It also tends to involve emotional factors, which then further worsen the pain and its impairments. Those factors can be treated with "psychiatric drugs," -- certain ones -- but it takes an informed clinician to handle the pain, the drug iteractions, etc. This can actually reduce the pain.

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