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Diagnoses – Part II

The most common disorder we see among injured workers is what is referred to as an Adjustment Disorder. Stressors for people of any age include divorce or problems with a relationship, general life changes, illness or other health issues in yourself or a loved one, moving to a different home or a different city, unexpected …

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Diagnosis I – Hanging Files

Diagnosis & Diagnostic Process Think of psychological diagnosis, like physical diagnosis, as a classification system that looks like a filing cabinet with numerous drawers and hanging files within each. For the next four weeks, I will talk about three drawers in that filing cabinet; the first being a drawer marked “Anxiety Disorders.” I will also …

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The Downward Spiral of Narcissism

From the time we are in the crib and examining our own fingers and toes, our fascination with ourselves spans the ~8 decades of our lives. What we call pride, and others would call narcissism, is expressed in the adulation for our early drawings, oh-too-cute vocabulary and our initial attempts at physical skill and stamina. …

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Unscrupulous: Heroes & Villains:

The very nature of an injury, and the ensuing course of care, often does not inspire the patient’s confidence. Aside from those injuries that are transparently severe, many injuries are, from the onset, minimized. Setting aside those employers who ask the worker not to report the injury, or those companies in which the injury is …

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Fit for Duty, but…still in Pain

Pain The final months of treatment in workers’ compensation sees the surgeon complete his/her role in the patient care. The management of residual symptoms has been referred to pain management. In the latter case, injections and physical therapies have been discontinued, and, ideally, a medication regimen has been determined that will assist the patient in …

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diagnoses II

Diagnoses – Part II

The most common disorder we see among injured workers is what is referred to as an Adjustment Disorder. Stressors for people …
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Diagnostic Decisions

Diagnosis I – Hanging Files

Diagnosis & Diagnostic Process Think of psychological diagnosis, like physical diagnosis, as a classification system …
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Atlanta Psychologist, Dr. David B. Adams

The Downward Spiral of Narcissism

From the time we are in the crib and examining our own fingers and toes, our fascination with ourselves spans the ~8 decades …
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