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Conceptual basis of pain medicine: Assessment of pain

This guide contains resources intended to support and assist those entering the pain medicine training program to gain the essential knowledge required. They are not intended to be exclusive, rather to stimulate interest and encourage learning.

Articles and websites

American Psychiatric Association. DSM-5 implementation and support [Internet]. 2014. From: Accessed 2 September 2014.

American Psychiatric Association. Highlights of changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5 [Internet]. 2013. From: Accessed 2 September 2014.

Main CJ, Sullivan MJL, Watson PJ (eds). Pain management: practical applications of the biopsychosocial perspective in clinical and occupational settings. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2008. pp.49-51.

The Royal Childrens Hospital Melbourne. Mental state examination [Internet]. [n.d.] From: Accessed 2 September 2014.



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