Category: Symptoms

Hypervigilance

Hypervigilance is a symptom. Vigilance is the ability to stay focused upon a task and/or concept for an extended period of time. Think of it as the opposite of distractability. There are many (or most) things in life that require us to be vigilant. Some tasks such as child care, aspects of building construction and …

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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 danger. Without fear, our risk taking behavior increases, would often end with catastrophic results. ‘Second to the fear of death, many individuals have a fear of public speaking. Indeed, the absence of that …

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Disorder – Why Lie

Beginning with cases in which an individual believes that he/she has a disorder, we can then discuss those who consciously emulate a disorder for complex reasons. An individual who continues to believe that s/he has a disorder despite repeated medical reassurance to the contrary may be suffering from Illness Anxiety Disorder. This is one of …

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Bipolar and Injury

Bipolar Bipolar Disorder Emerging: Here is a significant defect in the conceptualization of injury. Take the example of a stock worker who falls from a ladder a distance of six feet and lands upon her right knee and hip. She has immediate knee pain for which examination and treatment is begun. The knee is a …

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Diagnoses – Part II

The most common disorder we see among injured workers is what is referred to as an Adjustment Disorder. Stressors for people of any age include divorce or problems with a relationship, general life changes, illness or other health issues in yourself or a loved one, moving to a different home or a different city, unexpected …

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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

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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