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PTSD and Chronic Pain



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

PTSD and Chronic Pain

  • Date Created: 02/21/2012
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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PTSD and Chronic Pain Author(s):

Carri-Ann Gibson, MD, DAAPM


This course refers to information published in the 2010 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD. Although a new course based upon the 2017 revision of the Guideline will be created in the future, this course remains on our website because it continues to provide relevant and useful facts about PTSD treatment.

This course describes in detail the interaction between PTSD symptoms and chronic pain, with a special focus on Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans.

The presentation reviews the VA/DoD 2010 guideline recommendations for treating pain and PTSD and discusses useful treatment approaches.

Goals and Objectives

  • Discuss the complex interaction of chronic pain and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Review the 2010 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the treatment of pain in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Identify effective treatment approaches to enhance the recovery of our Veterans who have both chronic pain and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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