Dr. David B. Adams – Psychological Blog

Psychology of Illness, 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

Dependency THE FAMILY: The family should facilitate recovery not dependency, 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 …

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Spousal Involvement

I have seen injured workers with horrible pain and do not appear to be depressed at all. Pain and depression must be considered …
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Anti-depressants After Injury

3 Related Questions: 1. From a claims adjustor: _A surgeon has put one of our claimants on Elavil. Do anti-depressants help …
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Out of Focus

The majority of injured workers are confused about their condition, what to do, what to tell the family, how to handle matters …
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