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Number and Type of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Domains Are Associated With Patient-Reported Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Pain

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) commonly accompanies chronic pain. Population-based data from the National Comorbidity Survey suggest that prevalence of PTSD in patients with chronic pain is nearly 4 times that of the general population, controlling for sociodemographic characteristics.29 Estimates of PTSD in individuals with chronic pain range from 10 to 50%,3 depending on sample characteristics and the type of trauma experienced. Individuals with chronic pain and concurrent PTSD report increased pain intensity, more physical comorbidities,32 and greater pain-related disability2 than those without PTSD.

Number and Type of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Domains Are Associated With Patient-Reported Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Pain

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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