Experts: Screen Chronic Pain Patients For Anger


National Harbor, Md—Significantly higher levels of acute and chronic anger have been found in patients with chronic pain compared with non-pain patients and pain patients in the general community, prompting researchers to call for anger screening in all patients with chronic pain. The results of the new study also show that these patients have significantly higher levels of acute and chronic anger than do patients with acute pain. “This is important because anger leads to acting out, which leads to violence,” stressed lead investigator David A. Fishbain, MD, professor (tenured) of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and adjunct professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and Department of Anesthesiology, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and a Pain Medicine News editorial board member.

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