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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (1): 7–8.
Published: 01 January 2021
... Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) notes that “[s]omatic symptom disorder (SSD) is characterized by somatic symptoms that are either very...
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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...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (1): 3–11.
Published: 01 January 2020
... 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 and treatment...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (4): 14–15.
Published: 01 July 2018
... for Intangible Gain (eg, Sympathy in the Sick Role) Deceptive State of Mind Mental Disorder DSM-5 Diagnosis ICD-10 Code Ratable Under the AMA Guides Symptom magnification syndrome I: refugee 1 Yes Yes No No No No No Symptom magnification syndrome II: game player 2 Yes No...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (4): 11–13, 16.
Published: 01 July 2018
.... Somatization is not a mental disorder per se, but rather a mechanism that forms the basis of some mental disorders. The somatization process contributes to a wide range of clinical presentations. Somatic symptom disorder (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition [DSM-5], diagnosis that subsumes...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (5): 3–18.
Published: 01 September 2017
...–December 2005 . 5. Feinberg SD , Brigham CR , Ensalada L . Assessing impairment and disability in the pain patient . Guides Newsletter . January–February 2016 . 6. Christian J , Siktberg D , Brigham CR , Brooks CN . Independent medical evaluations: the...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (3): 6–13, 16.
Published: 01 May 2017
... repeatedly observed that many professionals use non- DSM diagnoses (e.g., “depression” versus MDD). Use of imprecise terminology influences and shapes others’ opinions about whether a person is experiencing harm or impairment in functioning. Current psychological and psychological professional practice...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (6): 8.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., and the “Study 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...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (1): 3–10.
Published: 01 January 2016
... morale or conflict, also may be viewed with suspicion. If there are suggestions of significant illness behavior or malingering, a careful investigation that includes a multidisciplinary evaluation and psychological testing may be required. 22 , 23 In DSM-5, malingering receives a V code as one of...
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Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (3): 11–13.
Published: 01 May 2015
... dermatology, pathology, and psychiatry and highs in the “front-line” specialties of critical care and emergency medicine. 4 , 5 Yet, burnout among independent medical evaluation (IME) physicians has not been well studied. As IME physicians (examiners), we encounter patients who exhibit the manifestations...
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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 (2013) 18 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2013
... only workers’ compensation (WC) versus those with both WC and personal-injury claimants/plaintiffs. No studies were found that looked at personal-injury plaintiffs exclusively. Most of the surgeries were orthopedic, plastic, or spine. The odds ratios were similar for the 5 most common surgeries...
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Guides Newsletter (1998) 3 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 May 1998
... Edition, 3 commonly known as DSM-IV, is a widely accepted classification system for mental disorders. The DSM-IV criteria for psychiatric diagnosis rely heavily on the patient's history and physical observations. 4 They provide a high degree of diagnostic reliability but each category is a rigid...
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Guides Newsletter (2012) 17 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
... . 5. Reid , WH . Malingering , Journal of Psychiatric Practice . 2000 ; 226 – 228 . 6. Samuel RZ , Mittenberg W . Determination of malingering in disability evaluations . Primary Psychiatry. 2005 ; 12 ( 12 ): 60 – 68 . 7. U.S. Social Security Administration . SSR...
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Guides Newsletter (2011) 16 (5): 5–7.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Disorder DSM-IV Classification 6 ICD-9 Code Impairment per Guides Somatoform Disorders 1 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Possible * Factitious Disorders 2 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Possible * Malingering 3 Yes Yes No Yes Yes No * Dependent on edition. 1 DSM-IV: Includes...
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Guides Newsletter (2010) 15 (3): 7–11.
Published: 01 May 2010
... that they severely limit the individual's daily activities? 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% ANSWER: b. 50% RATIONALE Seizures are rated from Table 13-5, Criteria for Rating Impairment due to Episodic Loss of Consciousness and Awareness on page 328. In this table, Class 4...
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Guides Newsletter (2009) 14 (1): 7–13.
Published: 01 January 2009
... ruled out medical conditions that could account for his symptoms of depression. Initial Mental and Behavioral Disorders Diagnosis: Mr Krupp's diagnosis of depression was derived from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , Fourth Edition-Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) 2 , as...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (6): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2008
... rating scale was shifted up 5 raw score points, so a score of 24 to 30 now represents an impairment score of 0%, a score of 31 to 35 represents 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...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (5): 1–6.
Published: 01 September 2008
... person experiences a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , Fourth Edition - Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) mental disorder that has been established and documented by clinical evidence relating to signs, symptoms, and results of laboratory tests, including psychological tests. This...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (4): 6–14.
Published: 01 July 2008
... have unrecognized psychiatric diagnoses which either drive or complicate their symptoms or complaints. Polatin and Gatchel ( Dersch 2006 , Gatchel 1994 , Polatin 1993 ) found 98% of chronic low back patients had one or more DSM-IIIR diagnoses–most commonly major depression, substance abuse, and...