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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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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Injury

Injury: If a wealthy man were to win the Lottery, his spending behavior is unlikely to be significantly altered. He was already …
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Tertiary

Gain: “The concept of secondary gain is a frequently addressed observation as to the benefits a patient receives from …
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