Dr. Scott Fishman on Psychiatric Approaches to Pain
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 2, Number 7, July 2004
Scott M. Fishman, M.D., M.Sc.
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
University of California, Davis
Dr. Fishman has disclosed that he has received research grants from, is a consultant to, and is a member of the speakers bureaus of the following companies: Janssen, Elan, Endo, Merck, Pfizer, and Purdue.
Dr. Fishman, you are boarded in both internal medicine and psychiatry, and have gone on to specialize in pain medicine. Can you outline your basic approach to pain symptoms in a psychiatric patient?