Steven A. King, MD, MS




When Medications Affect More Than the Patient: Opioids and Family Members

December 30, 2019

Three studies highlight how important it is that when physicians prescribe opioids there can be significant and even potentially fatal consequences for the family members of those for whom they are being prescribed.

Psychiatric Disorders and Pain

September 17, 2019

The association between psychiatric disorders, most notably depression and anxiety, and pain is well established. However, mental health professionals, and especially psychiatrists, are still often excluded from treating patients with pain.

Opioids, Suicide, Mental Disorders, and Pain

November 21, 2018

While many deaths due to opioid overdoses are accidental, there a growing body of evidence that some cases were intentional and that the presence of pain played a role in the decision to end life.