Pain and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in refugees who survived torture: The role of pain catastrophizing and trauma-related beliefs.

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Summary of "Pain and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in refugees who survived torture: The role of pain catastrophizing and trauma-related beliefs."

Traumatized refugees with comorbid pain report more severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), respond less well to PTSD-focused treatments, and exhibit greater disability. A mutually maintaining relationship may exist between pain and PTSD, that may be partly accounted for by depression, but no prior studies have tested this assumption in traumatized refugees.


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Name: European journal of pain (London, England)
ISSN: 1532-2149


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