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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (6): 14–15.
Published: 01 November 2018
... chose not to report the correct answer—alternative explanations are not apparent. SVT also has the capacity to demonstrate that the examinee performed below the probabilities of chance. Scoring below a norm can be explained by fatigue, evaluation anxiety, inattention, or limited intelligence. Scoring...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (2): 5.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., anxiety, and psychotic disorders. The article comments in detail on sections of this chapter, identifies changes in the sixth edition, and provide guidance regarding use of the new edition, resulting in less duplication and greater consistency. © 2008 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved...
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Guides Newsletter (1999) 4 (4): 4.
Published: 01 July 1999
... below a norm can be explained in many different ways (eg, fatigue, evaluation anxiety, limited intelligence, and so on), but scoring below the probabilities of chance alone most likely indicates deliberate deception. The positive predictive value of the symptom validity technique likely is quite high...
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Guides Newsletter (1998) 3 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 May 1998
... and comorbidities such as anxiety and substance abuse; severity of precipitants, current stage of the episode, and current effectiveness of treatment; and external supports that can moderate impairment. A table lists areas of functional impairment, symptoms to consider, and patient history relevant to symptoms...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (1): 9.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Les Kertay, PhD Behavioral health terminology is an area beset by imprecision that results from confusing claim determinations, unnecessary evaluations, and poor outcomes that result from inappropriate treatment. In medical evaluation reports, one notes references to depression, anxiety, and stress...
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Guides Newsletter (2009) 14 (1): 6.
Published: 01 January 2009
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (5): 13–16.
Published: 01 September 2021
... continues to evolve and reveal the psychological symptoms reported by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and psychosis have been reported in the literature for COVID-19 patients. Potential preliminary treatment recommendations include...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (4): 14–15.
Published: 01 July 2018
... symptom disorders, illness anxiety disorder, and conversion disorder—possibly are ratable using the AMA Guides . Unsupported and insupportable conclusions regarding symptom exaggeration represent substandard practice because of the importance of such conclusions to the disposition of patients who present...
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Guides Newsletter (2006) 11 (6): 1–3, 8-11.
Published: 01 November 2006
... regarding spinal impairment are a useful example because the AMA Guides cites a study showing there is no general medical explanation for 85% of low-back pain cases. The list of mental illnesses that are commonly associated with complaints of physical pain includes somatoform, mood, anxiety, personality...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (6): 8.
Published: 01 November 2008
... taxonomies within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but anxiety, depression, and psychosis are three unequivocal areas of mental illness for which the sixth edition of the AMA Guides provides M&BD impairment rating. Two particular challenges faced the authors of the chapter: how...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (6): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., for persons with specific mental and behavioral disorders. These mental disorders are limited to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and psychotic disorders, and this chapter focuses on the evaluation of brain functioning and its effects on behavior in the absence of evident traumatic or disease-related...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (4): 6–14.
Published: 01 July 2008
... pain. Mood, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders are common and can be associated with physical and pain complaints. Somatic symptoms often are the core feature of the depressed patient who presents to a primary care physician. Somatoform disorders are a spectrum of psychiatric disorders in which...
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Guides Newsletter (2002) 7 (1): 6–9.
Published: 01 January 2002
... treatment has been recommended for CFS treatment, but cognitive and behavioral interventions may be useful to address psychological symptoms; medication is reserved for specific symptoms indicative of depression or anxiety. © 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2002 American Medical...
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Guides Newsletter (2013) 18 (3): 6–7.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Christopher R. Brigham, MD Answer: If someone has a physical injury and subsequently has problems with anxiety and depression, it would be unusual to rate for impairment beyond that occurring from the chapters used to rate the physical injury. The AMA Guide s, Sixth Edition explain in Chapter...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 March 2016
... . The functional anatomy, neurochemistry, and pharmacology of anxiety. J Clin Psychiatry. 1999 ; 60 ( suppl 22 ): 12 – 17 . 28. Nutt DJ , Glue P , Lawson C . The neurochemistry of anxiety: an update. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 1990 ; 14 : 737 – 752 . 29. Palmer...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 2021
... symptoms like fatigue, shortness of breath with exercise, cognitive impairment (“brain fog”), and anxiety. These patients with “post-acute COVID-19 syndrome” are euphemistically termed “long COVID” or “long haulers.” The science on evaluation and treatment of these patients is evolving, and this article...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (5): 11–15.
Published: 01 September 2016
... anxiety and decreased functional capacity. One UK examination of common interactions between HCPs and patients found a 4-step sequence, which has been called the symptom escalator ( Figure 1 ). The sequence leads from an initial complaint to the HCP's effort to normalize that is, in turn, met...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (4): 3–14.
Published: 01 July 2019
... to the individual worker's needs. 75 This approach has been found to be effective in managing anxiety and/or depressive disorders, 76 chronic musculoskeletal pain, 77 use of opioid analgesics, 78 and functional somatic syndromes (eg, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel disorders). 79...
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Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (1): 13–16.
Published: 01 January 2015
...). Main Outcomes and Measures: Disability, quality of life, anxiety, and depression. Results: Among claimants, 33.9% reported high levels of stress associated with understanding what they needed to do for their claim; 30.4%, with claim delays; 26.9%, with the number of medical assessments; and 26.1...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (5): 3–12.
Published: 01 September 2021
...-dose chronic opioid therapy and 528 patients on low-dose opioids who were weaned, with 516 chronic-pain patients not on opioids. Results showed immediate (p < 0.01) and sustained improvements (p < 0.05) in pain severity, depression, anxiety, and functional impairment with no group differences...