Avoiding Psychiatric Disability Overdiagnosis (Part 2): Improving Diagnosis and Assessment of Mental Health Disorders and Psychiatric Work Disability
Fabien Gagnon
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Abstract

Given the increase in psychiatric occupational disability claims over the past 20 years, better patient psychiatric assessment and management is critical. To minimize iatrogenic psychiatric disability and maximize positive outcomes, it is important to understand the issues involved and establish better procedures for diagnosing conditions and assessing any associated impact on function. This second article in a three-part series focuses on ways to improve the diagnosis and assessment of mental health work disability.

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