Dr. David B. Adams – Psychological Blog

Psychology of Injury, Pain, Anxiety and Depression

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  Poor and outdated teaching, research and prescribing methods contribute greatly to this.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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Infidelity

Marriage has become a transient in the lives of many. And while there are several reasons why marriages are terminated, infidelity must be considered a high ranking factor: 53% of marriages end in divorce 41% of one or both spouses admitted to infidelity 57% men and 54% women admit to infidelity in any relationship 36% …

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Pre-Operative

pre-operative anxiety” : Becoming anxious prior to surgery is a universal reaction in which the doubts and fears of the patient emerge, and over which s/he obsesses. The State-Trait model assesses the event that is unfolding (state) versus the personality of the patient (trait) that gives rise to the anxiety symptoms. Thus, a patient facing surgery …

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Holidays

Holidays: “…would think that holidays would bring a reprieve from the suffering.” The common initial point of reference for most injured workers is that their recovery will be time limited, that they will return to their pre-morbid job and that life will go on. This, indeed, is the most frequent outcome. and/or an employer who …

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epidemic

Epidemic

Epidemic: Risky prescribing practices have resulted in an epidemic of opioid misuse, abuse, and harm.  Poor and outdated …
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likely

Likely

Those most likely to be injured are laborers whose work involves repetitive and often strenuous tasks, with definable risk …
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infidelity

Infidelity

Marriage has become a transient in the lives of many. And while there are several reasons why marriages are terminated, infidelity …
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