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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: An Exploratory Investigation Utilizing Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) as a Tool to Decrease Pain and Improve Functioning in Veterans with Opioid Use Disorder
Principal Investigator:

Aimee McRae-Clark

Location: Charleston, SC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: June 2019 - May 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $66,933
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Opioid use disorders (OUDs) are common among Veterans. Despite the availability of opioid replacement therapies, many individuals continue to abuse opioids and relapse rates remain high. Veterans are nearly twice as likely to die from accidental opioid overdose than the general population. Approximately 60% of Veterans returning from the Middle East and more than 50% of older Veterans in the VA health care system have chronic pain. Further, post-traumatic stress disorder, a common comorbidity in...

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