Pseudoaddiction is an iatrogenic (i.e., doctor-induced) syndrome caused by undermedication of pain.
From: Helen Dynda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun Feb 2 23:49:17 2003
X> VALIDATE YOUR PAIN ! Exposing the Chronic Pain Cover-Up (Paperback - May 2002) ... by Alan F. Chino, Ph.D. and Corinne D. Davis, M.D. Below are a few excerpts from this book - regarding pseudoaddiction.....
HAVE YOU BEEN TREATED LIKE AN ADDICT?
" Pseudoaddiction is an iatrogenic (i.e., doctor-induced) syndrome caused by undermedication of pain."
" This syndrome is called pseudoaddiction because of the striking resemblance of the behavior pattern to that of truly addicted individuals..."
" The difference is that, in the case of pseudoaddiction, the person is driven by a need and desire for genuine pain relief."
"...pseudoaddiction results from undertreatment of a medical condition."
" Patients like Joe suffer from severe pain and no one believes them! They are treated like third-class citizens. They are condemned by their families, the medical establishment, our "watchdog" state and federal agencies, and society at large. They are unfairly mislabeled as addicts."
"...many a chronic pain patient has been harmed emotionally and physically by the inappropriate use of "12-step" techniques (Alcoholics Anonymous) for the treatment of pseudoaddiction."
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X> VALIDATE YOUR PAIN ! Exposing the Chronic Pain Cover-Up ( Paperback - May 2002 ) ... by Alan F. Chino, Ph.D. and Corinne D. Davis, M.D.
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