What are Sternbach's 6 D's of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Updated: Jan 14, 2020
  • Author: Manish K Singh, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Sternbach's 6 D 's of CPS are as follows:

  • Dramatization of complaints

  • Drug misuse

  • Dysfunction/disuse

  • Dependency

  • Depression

  • Disability

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