Dr. David B. Adams – Psychological Blog

Psychology of Injury, Pain, Anxiety and Depression

Recovery

The Process For many patients, the question can be stated: “If I cannot get a whole lot better…and I really do not know what to do with my life…what possible advantage is there in seeing or presenting myself as maximally medically improved.” And for some of these patients, they may be quite correct. After all, with the …

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Perpetuating Dependency

Patient Dependency THE FAMILY: The family should facilitate recovery, but my experience has been that most often it facilitates disability. Quite often, the family: a. increases the patient’s expression of dependency, b. encourages the patient to take greater amounts of medication so that the family will have to listen to less complaints, c. reinforces the …

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Family

A psychological disorder by definition exists when there is an impairment in social and occupational functioning.  The individual …
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Blame

Blame: The concept of living with permanent, even if partial, limitations evokes considerable anxiety in patients. We do …
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The Factitious Patient

While the malingering patient does want financial remuneration, they do not seek out painful and/or dangerous procedures, …
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