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Psychology of Modified Duty

The Concept of Alternate Duty When you treat an injured worker, you quickly receive from the employer a job description for alternate duty. Too often, the employer is simply describing what the patient did when s/he sustained the back, neck, knee injury…robbery, assault, MVA or workplace violence. Sometimes, the alternative duties are virtually the same …

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IME (Independent Medical Exam)

IME Whether through fear or outside influence, the patient most often does not see the ordering of an I.M.E. as a positive action. The patient suspects that the I.M.E. is ordered: IME as a means of disputing the validity of his/her complaints IME as a means of denying care IME as a means of encouraging …

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Pills and Pill Popping

Pills and Prescribing “As a Western Society, we have evolved a preference, if not demand for, “a pill for all ills.” The only requirement that patients find. acceptable is that they have to take their medication on a schedule. I had a Russian grandfather who spoke little English, but he certainly knew what was required. …

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Major Depressive Disorder – Revisited

Depressive Disorders There is considerable misunderstanding about Major Depressive Disorder, including the degree of impairment that arises, whether it constitutes a disability, and whether it is more severe than other mood (or even adjustment) disorders. The key point is the interpretation of the word “Major” by non-clinicians. Arguably the term was not well chosen. Patients …

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Diagnoses – Part II

The most common disorder we see among injured workers is what is referred to as an Adjustment Disorder. Stressors for people of any age include divorce or problems with a relationship, general life changes, illness or other health issues in yourself or a loved one, moving to a different home or a different city, unexpected …

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Undocumented

Unique Workers Undocumented workers often function with quite different goals and aspirations. They have left or escaped …
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Single Factor Theory of Return to Work

The single factor that is most problematic in returning an ill or injured worker to productivity is the financial myths that …
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Maximally Medically Improved

Reaching the point of maximum medical improvement does not insure a return to productivity. Most of the time there are other …
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