Category: Trauma Related Disorders

Traumatic

Traumatic events: As an employer, do you want the employee back in the workforce before s/he has had ample time for treatment, recovery, and appropriate desensitization to the injury site? Some employees are capable of working if the work environment is different from the one in which the injury occurred. With that in mind, employers …

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The New PTSD

New PTSD concepts: When behaviors, thinking or emotions disrupt social, educational and occupational functioning, we define this as a mental disorder. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD 309.81 [F43.10] ) is now classified (DSM 5) as a “Trauma- and Stress-Related Disorder”) The original diagnostic criteria for PTSD stated that the traumatic event occurs to the individual and …

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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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