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Guides Newsletter (1998) 3 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 May 1998
... Disorders, Fourth Edition. Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Association ; 1994 . 4. American Psychiatric Association . Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Primary Care Version. Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Association ; 1995 . 5. Olfson...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (6): 8.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of Compensation Payments for Service connected Disabilities,” published by the Veterans Administration. While psychiatrists and psychologists continue to struggle with diagnostic taxonomies within the DSM-V, anxiety, depression, and psychosis are three unequivocal areas of mental illness which...
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Guides Newsletter (2002) 7 (6): 1–3.
Published: 01 November 2002
...Norma J. Leclair, RN, PhD, LCPC; Steven W. Leclair, PhD, CRC; Christopher R. Brigham, MD Most health care professionals who diagnose and treat mental disorders use the diagnostic criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition–Text Revised ( DSM-IV-TR...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (4): 14–15.
Published: 01 July 2018
.... Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Association . 2013 . 5. American Psychiatric Association, Committee on Nomenclature and Statistics . Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (6): 15–18.
Published: 01 November 2021
... or potentially confusing occupational factors. 4 , 5 With respect to the diagnostic process itself, with the publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), in 2013, many authors raised numerous issues around psychiatric diagnosis. Among them, Joel Paris, MD...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (1): 7–8.
Published: 01 January 2021
.... All Rights Reserved. 2021 American Medical Association Chronic Pain Disability DSM-5 Impairment Physicians face many challenges when providing impairment ratings for patients with chronic pain. This article describes how pain is defined in the sixth edition of the AMA Guides...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (4): 11–13, 16.
Published: 01 July 2018
... provides the following guidance in recognizing malingering in Table 14-7, Characteristics Suggestive of Malingering (6th ed, 354): In both DSM-IV and DSM-5, malingering is not considered a mental illness; rather it receives a V code as one of the other conditions that may be a focus of clinical...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (4): 18–59.
Published: 01 July 2022
... Disorders , Fifth Edition (DSM-5) 8 and DSM-5-Text Revision (DSM-5-TR) 9 and the introduction of objectivity into the M&BD IME. We also integrate recent 2022 changes to the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA Guides, 2022) , Sixth Edition(2022), 10 (available online only...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (1): 3–10.
Published: 01 January 2016
... as construed by the DSM-5. 9 Somatoform disorders are mental disorders in which the presence of physical symptoms suggests a medical disorder, but the symptoms are not explained fully by a medical disorder. The physical symptoms of somatoform disorders are involuntary and not intentional...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (1): 3–11.
Published: 01 January 2020
... period. The AMA Guides specifically states that substance use disorders are not ratable using this chapter (6th ed, 349). Today, mental health professionals and addictionologists use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), published in 2013, for diagnosis...
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Guides Newsletter (2005) 10 (2): 4–5, 8-9.
Published: 01 March 2005
... The evaluator must have familiarity with the nature of all mental illnesses but especially with those that most commonly involve pain complaints. The categories of mental illness that have been identified as most commonly involving complaints of pain include 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 : The current DSM totals 943...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (6): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2008
... an impairment score of 5%, and so on. The Global Assessment of Functioning Scale, Axis V of the DSM-IV-TR, is used as a rating of global functioning. The Guides has associated a percentage impairment score to the traditional 10-point GAF score ranges (eg, a GAF of 51 to 60 is equivalent to 10% impairment...
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Guides Newsletter (2007) 12 (6): 1–4, 8.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Norma Leclair, PhD, RN; Steven Leclair, PhD; Robert Barth, PhD The Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) is part five of the multiaxial diagnostic system for mental disorders outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition–Text Revised ( DSM-IV-TR ). The AMA...
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Guides Newsletter (2011) 16 (5): 5–7.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., that is, the systematic (one-sided) variation of measurements from their true values. Table 1. Attributes of Conditions Characterized by Inappropriate Illness Behavior Diagnosis Symptoms for Gain Deceptive State of Mind Mental Disorder DSM-IV Classification 6 ICD-9 Code Impairment per Guides...
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Guides Newsletter (2000) 5 (4): 1–3, 10.
Published: 01 July 2000
... reportedly ranges from 5% to 60% and varies with the medical specialty and the clinical setting. Studies have reported that in 25% to 50% of all primary care encounters, physicians found no significant objective cause to explain the presenting symptoms. The somatization process contributes to somatoform...
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Guides Newsletter (2012) 17 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
... on the completeness, accuracy, and reliability of patients’ self-presentations. Therefore, it is important for evaluators to be able to identify behavioral factors, including illness behavior and malingering. 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 Malingering is not ratable; however, its presence complicates appropriate case...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (3): 6–13, 16.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and meta-analysis . Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics , 80 ( 5 ), 275 – 286 . doi: 10.1159/000323404 . Baune , B.T. , Caniato , R.N. , Arolt , V. , & Berger , K. ( 2009 ). The effects of dysthymic disorder on health-related quality of life and disability days in persons...
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Guides Newsletter (2006) 11 (1): 4–8, 12.
Published: 01 January 2006
... diagnostic manual, DSM-IV-TR. Finally, according to the IASP protocol, the majority of CRPS-1 patients present with symptoms that are indistinguishable from those in the DSM-IV-TR guidelines, and the majority of CRPS-1 cases are indistinguishable from the formal definition of malingering. © 2006 American...
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Guides Newsletter (2007) 12 (5): 5–11.
Published: 01 September 2007
...: 5. (1) For the purposes of subsection 267.5(4) of the Act, “catastrophic impairment” means, (a) paraplegia or quadriplegia; (b) amputation or other impairment causing the total and permanent loss of use of both arms; (c) amputation or other impairment causing the total and permanent...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (4): 3–7.
Published: 01 July 2020
... impairment. Scenario 2: For those who are pre-symptomatic, ie, have not yet become symptomatic at the time of testing but do later become symptomatic, the average onset of illness is about 2 to 5 days later. 1 , 2 These individuals would be rated similar to the following scenarios 3 and 4...