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What is a pain psychiatrist?
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Dr. Sandra Weitz
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Sandra Weitz
Dr. Sandra Weitz
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Dr. Peter Zimmerman
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.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Michael Gofeld
Dr. Michael Gofeld
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Humberto Quintana
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