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Psychology of Injury and Pain - Dr. David B. Adams

Authorization for Care

Authorization I would like to discuss authorization-for-care as a general topic; both delayed and denied authorization. “Learned helplessness theory” is the view that clinical depression and related mental illnesses may result from a perceived absence of control over the outcome of a situation. Patients who have been ineffective in controlling outcome are defined as having …

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The Vacation

Vacation Imposed by Injury Vacation mindset:  The path toward establishing a new habit is to repeat a behavior regularly until that behavior becomes part of a routine. This is how people develop skills, and how they can break bad habits. Anything done often enough soon becomes routine even a vacation. We have a longstanding concept …

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OCD Depression Injury

OCD and Injury It has become common to refer to oneself or others as OCD or OC any time we note compulsive, repetitive behavior from which the person cannot easily break. True obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder in which the person has recurrent and persistent images, thoughts and/or impulses that are intrusive and inappropriate. …

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Bad PTSD and Worse PTSD

PTSD There are two types of trauma that can lead to PTSD:  Those that involve dangerous/threatening impact with the physical environment which include machine injuries, work related fires, electrical shock, falls, motor vehicle accidents and other events where the worker is pitted against his/her  Those that involve interpersonal trauma which occur when an employee is …

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Little Motivation

Motivation: The healthy individual moves towards pleasure and away from pain. An individual’s actions are based upon motivation. Motivation refers to a process that starts, controls, and maintain behaviors. Motivation affects the strength of and the persistence of a behavior. Approach behavior may be based upon the need for achievement, acceptance, fame, fortune and a …

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Authorization for Care

Authorization I would like to discuss authorization-for-care as a general topic; both delayed and denied authorization. “Learned …
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Vacation

The Vacation

Vacation Imposed by Injury Vacation mindset:  The path toward establishing a new habit is to repeat a behavior regularly …
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OCD and Pain

OCD Depression Injury

OCD and Injury It has become common to refer to oneself or others as OCD or OC any time we note compulsive, repetitive behavior …
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