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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Effect of Alcohol on Case Resolution

The effect of specific psychological problems should be expected when an individual loses part of his/her body in an accident. …
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Sunday Neurosis

Sunday neurosis is not a clinical diagnosis but an observation that people often feel quite miserable about mid day on Sunday …
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Psychopath

Psychopath:Prior to the age of 15, some individuals exhibit a conduct disorder This is a persistent and repetitive pattern …
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