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The Pain Divide between Men and Women

Jennifer Fisher Wilson
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Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.


Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(6):461-464. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-144-6-200603210-00031
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The problem with treating pain, of course, is that no one can see it. And even though doctors are warned never to think that they know how much pain patients are experiencing, it happens all the time. “Put yourself in that position and you immediately misrepresent the patient and do them a misservice. The patient may end up undertreated,” said Allan I. Basbaum, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Anatomy at University of California, San Francisco, and editor in chief of the journal Pain.

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