Improving the Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Pain in Veterans with Serious Mental Illness
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February 2020 -
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Anticipated Impacts on Veteran’s Healthcare: Chronic pain is a critical obstacle to the rehabilitation and recovery of Veterans with serious mental illness (SMI; schizophrenia spectrum and bipolar disorders). The Veteran Health Administration (VHA) has made treatment of chronic pain, especially nonpharmacological approaches, a high priority and initiated a nationwide dissemination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) – an evidence-based psychotherapy – across the VHA system....