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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why lie

Disorder – Why Lie

Beginning with cases in which an individual believes that he/she has a disorder, we can then discuss those who consciously …
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Critical Stages and Critical Ages for Injury

From a psychological perspective, there are ages of life or stages of life in which injury is better handled and ages at …
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Pseudo Р“Posttraumatic Stress Disorders”

A worker lifted a machine part and strained his back at work two weeks ago. His attorney says that he needs care for posttraumatic …
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