The Intensity And Impact Of Chronic Pain, A Story Of Difficulty Sleeping And Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Daniel Maguire, Melissa Milanak, Allison Wilkerson, Mark Ruddock, Diego Cobice, Tara C. B. Moore, C Armour

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Abstract

Difficulty sleeping is one of the most prevalent symptoms in Post-traumatic stress disorder, occurring in over 90% of cases. High prevalence of sleep disturbance is also noted in populations suffering from chronic pain (71-78%). Increased alcohol use and negative consequences in individuals with depression, PTSD and chronic pain has been postulated to result from insomnia symptoms made worse by alcohol use. Given the hypothesis that self-medication and withdrawal symptoms perpetuate alcohol use disorder in PTSD, it is of interest to examine the relationship between difficulty sleeping, alcohol use, chronic pain and PTSD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A53
Number of pages1
JournalSleep
Volume42
Issue numberSupplement 1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2019

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