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2020 Jun 03

Psychiatry Investig

Protagonist Role of Opioidergic System on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Associated Pain.


Nikbakhtzadeh M, Borzadaran F M, Zamani E, Shabani M
Psychiatry Investig. 2020 Jun 03.
PMID: 32492768.


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain often co-occur. Studies have shown an interaction between pain and PTSD. In this narrative review, we aim to support conducting comprehensive studies by describing PTSD, pain and determining whether opioidergic system, its agonist and antagonist manipulation could positively or negatively affect PTSD symptoms and concurrent pain.