Does catastrophising link PTSD and chronic pain?

The two conditions are often found together, researchers say
Reuters Health
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Pain catastrophising affects the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and chronic pain, according to a new study.

To investigate whether catastrophising might affect the relationship between pain and PTSD, the authors looked at more than 200 patients starting an interdisciplinary pain-rehabilitation program who reported various forms of trauma exposure.