Psychology of Pain: Focus on the Veteran with Chronic Pain

This session discusses evaluating and treating chronic pain in veterans following deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will review common comorbidities associated with chronic pain postdeployment such as TBI, PTSD, and substance use disorder. A primary care, as well as specialty, approach to postdeployment pain will be discussed. The impact on community providers will also be reviewed as many of these patients and their families are seen in non-VA healthcare settings.

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