Dr. David B. Adams – Psychological Blog

Psychology of Injury, Pain, Anxiety and Depression

Opiate

Opiate: In a complex fashion, should a patient decide to take a “drug holiday” and determine if s/he can function without or with less medication, then a mandated drug screen could “suggest” that the drug is being diverted (sold or given away). I had a patient on oxycontin, young man in severe pain.  He was …

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Dependent

We enter life entirely dependent aside from vegetative functions. We cannot exist on our own, and this characterizes most living species. We oft-times terminate our existence by returning to that same position, reliant upon others for the same functions that we had learned to perform independently so many decades ago.  It is the curvilinear shape …

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Economic

Economic. The State lottery systems have shown us that people without a strong economic understanding can be easily separated from their money…as can recording artists and athletes.  The repercussions from a lack of financial wisdom has become legendary. Scale this down, and we see those who receive pay-outs as a result of litigation or financial …

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Epidemic

Epidemic: Risky prescribing practices have resulted in an epidemic of opioid misuse, abuse, and harm.  Poor and outdated teaching, research and prescribing methods contribute greatly to this. “There’s been over 200,000 deaths from prescription opioids, hundreds of thousands of overdose admissions, and millions are addicted or dependent on prescription opioids.  …while some patients don’t meet the …

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Likely

Those most likely to be injured are laborers whose work involves repetitive and often strenuous tasks, with definable risk factors. Despite occupational health and safety standards, there are simply jobs that are perilous due to the very nature of the work settings. I routinely ask injured workers what are the factors that would likely impede …

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opiate

Opiate

Opiate: In a complex fashion, should a patient decide to take a “drug holiday” and determine if s/he can function without …
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dependent

Dependent

We enter life entirely dependent aside from vegetative functions. We cannot exist on our own, and this characterizes most …
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economic

Economic

Economic. The State lottery systems have shown us that people without a strong economic understanding can be easily separated …
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