Category: Depressive Disorders

Second Wave Depression

“There are two times when depression emerges in the case of work-related injury: 1. The patient feels the injury “ruined my life and no one cares.” This arises, as discussed, when there is insufficient education, training, job skills and, sometimes, motivation to perform or even seek out alternate work within permanent limitations. Unfortunately, aside from …

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The Mood

Major Depressive Disorder is diagnosed after two weeks or more of a major depressive episode in which there is not only depressed mood, but diminished interest, weight loss, sleep disturbances, feels of worthlessness or guilt, loss of libido and thoughts about death. The individual often feels fatigued, headaches are quite common as are stomach complaints …

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Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder is diagnosed after two weeks or more of a major depressive episode in which there is not only depressed mood, but diminished interest, weight loss, sleep disturbances, feels of worthlessness or guilt, loss of libido and thoughts about death. The individual often feels fatigued, headaches are quite common as are stomach complaints …

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Death and Depression

If anxiety, pessimism or depressive personality traits are noted at an early age, such individuals have a higher mortality rate regardless if the cause of death is heart disease, cancer or injury. There is no difference between men and women in this regard; both groups are equally prone to early mortality. There are four possible …

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BiPolar Disorder

The differences between Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and BiPolar Disorder can be substantial. First be aware that: a. 70% of people with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) present with only physical symptoms. b. 30% present with both physical and psychological (mood) symptoms. c. Thus, most will miss the diagnosis of depression entirely and will search for …

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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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