Tag: <span>disability</span>

Claims Settlement

Settlement as Concept When someone watches a patient die a slow and painful death and/or watches the patient go through prolonged and agonizing care, the often heard statement is I would never go through that. I would refuse the care and just accept that this is the end. There is no sense in suffering when …

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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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Who Will Not Return to Work?

Return to Work As well as extent of energy, there are other factors that decrease the probability of return to work: a. Does the individual have a role-modeling adult authority in their past who has lived on disability benefits? b. Has the patient truly a career path or simply worked for sheer financial survival? c. …

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Disability – Looking for Alternatives

Disability Disability becomes a relative term after an examination is made of residual abilities. If we look at those who are disabled, or claim to be disabled, and you separate out those who are validly, clinically, depressed, we find that the depressed patients feel helpless. They believe that there is nothing which they personally can …

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Religion and Injury

Addiction and physical dependence are not the same thing. Briefly, addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease characterized …
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The Economy & The Injured Worker

A very specific form of fraud, deception and malingering will occur in this global economy: Individuals with valid injuries …
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Reinjury

Reinjury fear: An unresolved orthopedic injury leads to the belief, strengthened over time that any use of the affected area …
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