Dr. David B. Adams – Psychological Blog

Psychology of Injury, Pain, Anxiety and Depression


We enter life entirely dependent aside from vegetative functions. We cannot exist on our own, and this characterizes most living species. We oft-times terminate our existence by returning to that same position, reliant upon others for the same functions that we had learned to perform independently so many decades ago.  It is the curvilinear shape …

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Economic. The State lottery systems have shown us that people without a strong economic understanding can be easily separated from their money…as can recording artists and athletes.  The repercussions from a lack of financial wisdom has become legendary. Scale this down, and we see those who receive pay-outs as a result of litigation or financial …

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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  Poor and outdated teaching, research and prescribing methods contribute greatly to this.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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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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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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”The common response when first meeting someone is “and what do you do?”  Although the temptation is to reply “well, …
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Adversity:  ”A study links family problems and other early life adversity to variation in brain structure in late adolescence …
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Being surveilled: ”We run quite a diagnostic risk when we take molecular examples of behavior and postulate that we have …
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