Dr. David B. Adams – Psychological Blog

Psychology of Injury, Pain, Anxiety and Depression

Family

A psychological disorder by definition exists when there is an impairment in social and occupational functioning.  The individual cannot perform work duties and meeting family responsibilities. To believe that a person has no pre-existing, concurrent or resultant family problems after injury, is akin to believing that diabetes has no impact upon wound healing. All are …

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Cynicism

“Cynicism is an attitude or state of mind characterized by a general distrust of others’ apparent motives believing that they are selfish in nature and/or displaying that themselves. A cynic may have a general lack of faith or hope in the human race or in individuals with desires, hopes, opinions, or personal tastes that a cynic perceives as unrealistic …

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Anti-depressant

“Anti-depressant Medication Authorization”: “We cannot be certain that the cause of a patient’s alleged depression falls upon us. The patient could be depressed for a number of reasons, and we are not going to get caught up approving anti-depressants for these folks.” This is a very common source of resistance when patients were depressed before, during …

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Development

Development:  Private patients come to me with truly remarkable past histories.   If you accept that those histories were the development and foundation for adult problems, these problematic childhoods seem obvious. But injured workers are rarely those who would seek psychological care had it not been for their injuries, yet the history of life events among …

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Shipwreck

“A shipwreck…she has everything wrong with her…no one documents that this is a major factor in her recovery from injury.” “There are two significant problems as I see it, and they relate to far too many patients, including ourselves: 1. Years ago, if you did not have health insurance, you paid out of pocket. Many …

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family

Family

A psychological disorder by definition exists when there is an impairment in social and occupational functioning.  The individual …
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cynicism

Cynicism

“Cynicism is an attitude or state of mind characterized by a general distrust of others’ apparent motives believing …
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anti-depressant

Anti-depressant

“Anti-depressant Medication Authorization”: “We cannot be certain that the cause of a patient’s …
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