Chronic opioid treatment could increase PTSD risk
from Technology Networks
Long-term treatment with opioids, such as morphine, prior to trauma enhances fear learning in mice, according to a study published in
. The findings, which link chronic opioid treatment before a traumatic event with responses to subsequent stressful events, may suggest a possible mechanism underlying the frequent co-occurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder and opioid dependence.
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