Category: Emotional Factors

Hateful

Hateful patients: It has always been irrational to be forced to treat a patient who is either physically threatening or emotionally abusive. While patients certainly have a right to their emotions, hateful do not have the right to translate them into physical or verbal behavior. There is a commonly held misperception among the lay public …

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Police Officers

I treat police officers and have for three decades. They have some of the most serious and alarming of all physical injuries of all those occurring on the job. Police officers quite often present with a combination of major depressive and post traumatic stress disorders. These diagnoses are most often missed by those treating their …

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Related

Related to injury? I asked a patient how she was coping with pain. She stated that she continued to have significant neck, shoulder and leg pain from her fall. She then added “oh, I might as well tell you, no one else cares…my son has been arrested, my daughter is pregnant, and I am facing …

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Ignorance

Law firms have online bullet lists as to when, how and why to fire your attorney. There are an equal number of citings as to why and how an attorney can and should fire a client. There is less discussion of the underlying client motivation/rationale for firing his/her attorney. The focus is, instead, upon legal …

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Concerns

  There is a top 10 list of concerns among injured workers which I can paraphrase: I have a GED, and they believe I understand terms like “herniation, vertebrae, vascular, necrosis, radiculopathy, nerve involvement, degenerative disease” … They put me on pain killers immediately after surgery and then stopped them. They won’t discuss this concern …

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compliance

Compliance

Compliance: His wife called and said that he has been very depressed. So we scheduled him for an appointment. He has failed …
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commitment

Commitment

Commitment: “The most common reason for being referred for psychotherapy is to help resolve a conflict. This may be …
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mismanagement

Mis-management

Mis-Management: Many psychological complications arise from case mis-management when clear signs of emerging problems go …
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