n South African Medical Journal - Chronic pancreatitis, depression and substance use disorders : a not uncommon combination : forum - clinical alert
|Article Title||Chronic pancreatitis, depression and substance use disorders : a not uncommon combination : forum - clinical alert|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, 2 Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, 3 University of the Witwatersrand, 4 University of the Witwatersrand and 5 Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital|
|Publication Date||Mar 2015|
|Pages||179 - 180|
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a progressive and debilitating disease. A potentially important consideration is the relationship between CP, depression and substance use disorders, which seems to be circular and multiplicative. Pain management is a critical component of intervention, and it would seem that in the context of chronic illness this requires a biopsychosocial approach aiming for a tailored intervention that strikes an appropriate therapeutic balance.
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