Category: Personality Disorders


Why would someone complete high school and college, and go through a series of hurdles to eventually establish a profession or business? Along the way, great amounts of time, money, anxiety, uncertainty, and deference to authority is demanded. Gratification is delayed, and physical appeal, strength, and talents unrelated to the ultimate goal are considered irrelevant. …

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"Cracked Foundations"

If one out of ten patients have what today is called a personality disorder (years ago, it was called a characterological disorder), then likely 3 of 10 injured workers have such a disorder prior to injury. Since a personality disorder interferes with social and occupational adjustment, such individuals are driven to lower skilled, unstable and …

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Going to your pain doctor for narcotics which you then sell on the street or working while receiving disability payments would seem to be a deficit in knowing right from wrong. It would seem to be a problem with emotional processing. However, recent findings suggest that this is not what is occurring. What we once …

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The Obstacle of Personality Disorder

We use the term “personality” to refer to the sum total of the characteristics that make each of us unique. It refers to how we think, feel, behave and manage work and relationships. When that personality type becomes counterproductive and negatively affects social and occupational functioning, we refer to it as a “personality disorder.” Individuals …

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Personality Disorder Leading to Injury

The injured worker can be expected to have the full range of personality disorders seen among all people, although there are data that personality disorders themselves may be more prevalent among injured workers. The hypothesis is that some personality disorders can contribute to inattentiveness or other factors that lead to vulnerability to injury. There are …

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Nervous:  To determine if a patient has had past psychological problems, there is a simply and inoffensive way of asking …
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Motivators & Occupation Are there some occupations that encourage recovery? For example, if you are an electrician, are …
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Resentment:  The vast majority of patients that are referred to me “in pain and depressed” have notable anger. …
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