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Treatment of Chronic Pain With Psychotropic Medications

Gibson, Matthew MD; McCarron, Robert M. DO

Section Editor(s): Janicak, Philip G. MD; Editor

doi: 10.1097/01.PSYPHR.0000442517.83699.3a

Dr. Gibson is Resident, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. McCarron is Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, 4860 Y St, Ste 1600, Sacramento, CA 95617; E-mail:

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The authors have disclosed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved the use of gabapentin and cyclobenzaprine for the treatment of fibromyalgia; citalopram, paroxetine, and bupropion for the treatment of diabetic neuropathic pain; valproate for postherpetic neuralgia; lamotrigine for poststroke pain and HIV-related neuropathy; and amitriptyline and gabapentin for the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome as discussed in this article. Please consult the products' labeling for approved information.

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