Findings from the PATHWAY project presented in feature article in VG: Awareness on the connection between childhood trauma and physical pain

Monica Baumann-Larsen (left) and Helle Stangeland
Monica Baumann-Larsen (left) and Helle Stangeland

Monica Baumann-Larsen from the Department of Research and Innovation at the Division of Clinical Neuroscience at OUH has together with psychology researcher Helle Stangeland from the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS) submitted a doctorate in the project "PATHWAY - Children's pathways after trauma for health and well-being through adolescence and young adulthood".
Here, they show that young people exposed to traumatic childhood events use more painkillers than others, and question whether this is the right treatment for headaches, body aches and psychological problems. The findings have recently been presented in an extensive feature article in the major Norwegian newspaper VG.

Links:

The VG feature article:
Studie om ungdom og smertestillende: – Vi finner en klar sammenheng

PATHWAY home page - Children's pathways after trauma for health and well-being through adolescence and young adulthood

Monica Baumann-Larsen

Musculoskeletal health research group, led by Kjersti Storheim

Department of Research and Innovation

Division of Clinical Neuroscience

 
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