New Publication: Do postconcussive symptoms from traumatic brain injury in combat veterans predict risk for receiving opioid therapy for chronic pain?

Several CPBH investigators participated in a study in which combat Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic pain and postconcussive symptoms were more likely to be prescribed opioid therapy than those without postconcussive symptoms.  This is important because opioid therapy is contraindicated in patients with TBI and neuropsychological impairment, suggesting a need to educate prescribers and patients about non-opioid pain management options.