Learning Objectives

By then end of this module, you will be able to:

  1. List 3 elements of a psychological assessment when evaluating a patient with comorbid depression, chronic pain and disability
  2. Describe behavioral strategies that help patients with depression, chronic pain and/or disability
  3. Identify 2 medications and 1 non-drug strategy that can help patients with comorbid chronic pain and depression

At the completion of this module you may also explore these additional optional learning topics:

  1. Physical examination for evaluating low back pain
  2. Assessment for appropriate opioid therapy, risk factors, and outpatient monitoring 
  3. Sleep disorders and pain, sleep apnea assessment and treatment (dental appliances), and bruxism
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