CLINICIANS WILL NEED little encouragement to read the stellar literature review that Bair et al1 have developed on patients with depression and unexplained pain because most providers see at least 1 patient in the clinic every day whose depression and/or unexplained pain did not improve since the last visit. Unfortunately, the literature to date provides clinicians little guidance about best practices for treating this population.
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