Tag: <span>Dr. Adams</span>

Default Decisions

Decisions “A child may say that s/he does not like to read, does not like science or math, and that playing ball is boring. The reality may be that the child has difficulty learning language arts, cannot concentrate sufficiently to perform numerical calculations and/or lacks the coordination for sports. S/he has learned to denigrate and …

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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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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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The Downward Spiral of Narcissism

From the time we are in the crib and examining our own fingers and toes, our fascination with ourselves spans the ~8 decades of our lives. What we call pride, and others would call narcissism, is expressed in the adulation for our early drawings, oh-too-cute vocabulary and our initial attempts at physical skill and stamina. …

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Grievous Error in Psychotherapy

There is a growing body of research that psychological care (Eg. cognitive behavioral psychotherapy) may not be effective with some patients. It tends to exacerbate symptoms in some populations. The generic term counseling‚Äù refers to listening to someone, exchanging opinions and ideas, providing consultation and guidance. The term applies any time you believe that an …

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Pain and Co-Morbid Depression

PTSD arising after an injury is most frequently associated with either an assault or a motor vehicle accident, both under …
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The Hypochondriac

Hypochondriac:  There is a way (an algorithm if you will) that can help you determine who will (and will not) return to …
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Patient Expectations

If a patient had refused to attempt a return to work even though the employer has a position within the patient’s restrictions, …
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