Category: Psychological Treatment

Termination of Care

“Termination of Care“ Under workers’ compensation, care is terminated for reasons that markedly differ from terminating a private patient. To some extent, this is similar to termination in orthopedic or neurological care. However, there are some significant differences which point to the flaws in the workers’ compensation system. Referral for psychological care has always been …

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Psychological Care: Why and How

Differences in Care “The treatment of injured workers is quite a departure from traditional psychological care. In a psychological practice, patient’s are self-referred, referred by family or friends, referred by their insurance carrier or referred other professionals. The patients seek care for phobias, mood disorders, addictions, problems with intimacy and a range of conflicts and …

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Pills and Pill Popping

Pills and Prescribing “As a Western Society, we have evolved a preference, if not demand for, “a pill for all ills.” The only requirement that patients find. acceptable is that they have to take their medication on a schedule. I had a Russian grandfather who spoke little English, but he certainly knew what was required. …

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Grievous Error in Psychotherapy

There is a growing body of research that psychological care (Eg. cognitive behavioral psychotherapy) may not be effective with some patients. It tends to exacerbate symptoms in some populations. The generic term counseling‚Äù refers to listening to someone, exchanging opinions and ideas, providing consultation and guidance. The term applies any time you believe that an …

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Self Protection

Protect the Professional “…and it’s a job that is burning me out…” Two psychologists, one old and one young, were walking together to the parking lot. The young one is clearly exhausted. The older one comments that he going to wash up and play several sets of tennis. The young one says “I don’t know …

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hypervigilance

Hypervigilance

Hypervigilance is a symptom. Vigilance is the ability to stay focused upon a task and/or concept for an extended period of …
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contradiction

Contradiction

Contradiction “We read two of your consultation reports last month.  One said that the patient lost 20 pounds which was …
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Generalized

Generalized Anxiety Anxiety is a milder form of fear, and as you know, fear is an essential emotion that protects us from …
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