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, 128 (3), 323-30

Psychopharmacology of Chronic Pain: A Focus on Antidepressants and Atypical Antipsychotics

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Psychopharmacology of Chronic Pain: A Focus on Antidepressants and Atypical Antipsychotics

Hani Raoul Khouzam. Postgrad Med.

Abstract

Chronic pain is considered one of the most prevalent causes of costly and disabling medical conditions. This review will define chronic pain and its categories and then will summarize the effectiveness and side effects associated with the use of various antidepressants, including the tricyclics, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, the serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, other miscellaneous antidepressants and the atypical antipsychotics in the treatment of chronic pain.

Keywords: Chronic pain; antidepressants; atypical antipsychotics; management; pharmacology; treatment.

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