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Do opiate use lead to ptsd or vice versa?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: No & No
I agree with dr rosenfeld.
However, with that said, opiate use can interfere with recovery from ptsd. Many of our wounded warriors returning from oif and oef are suffering from debilitating, chronic pain conditions. This is turn had led to high levels of opiate use.

In brief: No & No
I agree with dr rosenfeld.
However, with that said, opiate use can interfere with recovery from ptsd. Many of our wounded warriors returning from oif and oef are suffering from debilitating, chronic pain conditions. This is turn had led to high levels of opiate use.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: NO
Opioid use does not lead to ptsd.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. It can occur after you've seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death.

In brief: NO
Opioid use does not lead to ptsd.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. It can occur after you've seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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