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Veterans with PTSD more likely to be be prescribed painkillers

3 years agoHealth : The Chart

As veterans return from Iraq and Afghanistan, they continue to experience pain at home. And those who are diagnosed with mental health issues, including PTSD, are most likely to be prescribed opioid painkillers, according to a new study. When surveying more than 140,000 veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq who had been diagnosed with some sort of pain, the [...]
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Vets with mental health problems more likely to abuse painkillers

Health : Booster Shots (3 years ago)

Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have an increased risk of mental health disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Now a new study finds these individuals are also more likely to receive opioid pain prescription... Read Post

The Conundrum of Risky Painkillers for Veterans with PTSD

Health : Healthland (3 years ago)

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war are more than twice as likely to be prescribed opioid medications, such as morphine and hydrocodone, for their physical pain if they also have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These sol... Read Post

War Veterans with Mental Health Diagnoses More Likely to Receive Prescription Opioids for Pain

Health : Newswise Medical News (3 years ago)

Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with mental health diagnoses, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder, are more likely to receive prescription opioid medications for pain-related conditions, have higher-risk opioid use patterns... Read Post

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