Category: Depressive Disorders

Onset

Sleep Onset and Sleep Maintenance We do know that psychological disorders are comorbid (occur together) with sleep disorders. There is debate as to whether the lack of sleep causes (for example) depression or if, instead, depression creates a brain/behavior pattern that disrupts sleep. In either case, an individual in pain will have difficulty with sleep …

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Awareness

Awareness: A patient states that s/he has problems concentrating, making decisions, deriving any pleasure from life, has sleep and eating changes and is irritable and forgetful, you suspect that the patient is depressed. If inquiry stops there, then this depressive disorder is assumed to arise from the work-related injury and its aftermath. It is outside …

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Major Depressive Disorder – Revisited

Depressive Disorders There is considerable misunderstanding about Major Depressive Disorder, including the degree of impairment that arises, whether it constitutes a disability, and whether it is more severe than other mood (or even adjustment) disorders. The key point is the interpretation of the word “Major” by non-clinicians. Arguably the term was not well chosen. Patients …

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Depressed Patients

Here are some facts that relate to all individuals, followed by some that are specific to injured workers. One in 11 teens develop depression. The illness is twice as common in women (but that may be solely due to women being more likely to seek care). While depression can develop at any age, it is …

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Depression Statistics

Here are some facts that relate to all individuals, followed by some that are specific to injured workers. One in 11 teens develop depression. The illness is twice as common in women (but that may be solely due to women being more likely to seek care). While depression can develop at any age, it is …

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Alexithymia

Alexithymia: “A patient and his wife were sitting in front of me. The issue was that he was physically abusing her, …
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Co-Morbid

Co-Morbid Patients who are taking prescribed narcotics for their chronic pain are exposed to a system in which the following …
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Bad Actors

Bad actors: You do not have to be a nice person to be a police officer. You do not have to have self-insight, a good philosophy …
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