Dr. David B. Adams – Psychological Blog

Psychology of Injury, Pain, Anxiety and Depression

unmedicated

Unmedicated: In the last half of the 20th century, the resistance to directly addressing psychological problems actually increased. We had a ready stream of medications that blamed and treated the brain for our various incapacities to deal with our lives. Some euphemistically referred to this as the Prozac Generation. Individuals, as a first response to …

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Exit

Exit: Life after injury is not ideal, but it is often much like a paid vacation. The 1944 French novel “Huis Clos” (trans: “No Exit”), by existentialist Jean Paul-Sartre, was required reading in many French (and English) college curricula. The play essentially reminds us that there is no greater hell than being trapped with other people …

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Relatedness

Relatedness to injury: There are far too many times that when treating an injured worker, I come upon serious health problems that are being ignored. The most obvious are obesity, hypertension and diabetes. Due to a variety of factors including health habits, lack of family concern and financial limitations, early signs of disease are not …

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Injury

Injury: If a wealthy man were to win the Lottery, his spending behavior is unlikely to be significantly altered. He was already in touch with his material and investment needs and was deprived of neither. A sudden influx of lottery money is most often applied to the same rules and limits that he has acquired. …

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Tertiary

Gain: “The concept of secondary gain is a frequently addressed observation as to the benefits a patient receives from an illness or injury. The term is sometimes used as an indictment of the patient. Since s/he derives gain from the physical complaint, some feel that the complaint is less important and warrants less concern. Tertiary gain …

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unmedicated

unmedicated

Unmedicated: In the last half of the 20th century, the resistance to directly addressing psychological problems actually …
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exit

Exit

Exit: Life after injury is not ideal, but it is often much like a paid vacation. The 1944 French novel “Huis Clos” …
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relatedness

Relatedness

Relatedness to injury: There are far too many times that when treating an injured worker, I come upon serious health problems …
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