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Chronic Pain, TBI, and PTSD in Military Veterans: A Link to Suicidal Ideation and Violent Impulses?

Approximately 50% of U.S. military veterans experience chronic pain, making it one of the most common health complaints among this population.3,44,71 Rates of chronic pain are particularly high for U.S. veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND).28,58 Chronic pain symptoms in this cohort are often comorbid with psychiatric conditions such as depression,64 substance use disorders,16 and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Chronic pain in U.S.

Chronic Pain, TBI, and PTSD in Military Veterans: A Link to Suicidal Ideation and Violent Impulses?

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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