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Human Studies

2020 Sep 21

Psychosom Med

The Association between Pain Trajectories with PTSD, Depression, and Disability During the Acute Post Trauma Period.


Exposure to a traumatic event is common among US adults, yet only a small fraction develops post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Higher pain after a traumatic injury has been associated with higher PTSD symptomology and thus may be a risk factor. However, few studies have examined how pain during the period immediately after a trauma, referred to as the acute post trauma period, relates to later to PTSD outcomes.