Tag: <span>depression</span>

Opiates Worsening Depression

When Prescribing Opiates is Problematic “Research indicates (Grattan, A. Sullivan, M. et al. Depression and Prescription Opioid Misuse Among Chronic Opioid Therapy Recipients With No History of Substance Abuse. Fam Med. 2012;10(4):304-311) that moderately and severely depressed patients are more likely to abuse opioid medications for their non-pain symptoms. Patients readily learn to treat depression …

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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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The Concept of Depressed Mood

Depressed Mood Depressive disorders are a complex combination of numerous physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms. It is estimated that ~8% of the general population suffers from depression at any given time. However, depression is not, itself, a disabling condition, and mood is only part of the concern. It is characterized by a series of psychological …

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Marriage & Recovery

Often regardless of what a surgeon does for some of injured workers, it is never enough. They expect more and more, and then …
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The Art of Taxidermy

Two very important findings emerge when a male is injured at work. This shows in both personality testing and in vocational-interest …
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Histrionic

The histrionic patient is melodramatic and flighty. The patient is not malingering, not consciously attempting to deceive. …
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