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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (2): 3–7.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Fabien Gagnon, MD, PsyD; Les Kertay, PhD Claims of occupational psychiatric disability have significantly increased over the past 20 years. This article is the third in a series on avoiding psychiatric disability overdiagnosis. The first article focused on general disability issues...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (4): 3–7.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Fabien Gagnon, MD, PsyD; Les Kertay, PhD Claims of occupational psychiatric disability have increased considerably over the past 20 years. To avoid psychiatric disability overdiagnosis, it is important to improve the clinical assessment of mental health work disability. This article discusses...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (6): 15–18.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Fabien Gagnon, MD, PsyD; Les Kertay, PhD 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...
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Guides Newsletter (2005) 10 (4): 1–5, 8-11.
Published: 01 July 2005
...Christopher R Brigham, MD; Dave Bellusci; Terry Beuret, PsyD Following passage of California Senate Bill No. 899 (SB 899) in 2005, disability in California is rated using the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, ( AMA Guides ), Fifth Edition. The authors compare the disability...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (1): 7–8.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Steven D. Feinberg, MD; Christopher R. Brigham, MD; Charles N. Brooks, MD Assessment of impairment and disability experienced by patients with chronic pain is challenging. The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA Guides) assesses impairment primarily based on objective findings...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (4): 3–14.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Garson Caruso, MD, MPH; Les Kertay, PhD Part two of this two-part article on psychological factors in delayed and failed recovery and resultant unnecessary work disability (DFRUD) considers both conceptual and practical interventions, including specific evaluation and treatment methods. The authors...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (3): 3–9.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Garson Caruso, MD, MPH; Les Kertay, PhD The first part of this two-part series discusses psychological influences in delayed and failed recovery and resulting unnecessary work disability; the second part discusses theoretical and practical aspects of the issue, including evaluation and treatment...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (2): 15.
Published: 01 March 2019
... © 2019 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2019 American Medical Association Caruso G. Biopsychosocial Considerations in Unnecessary Work Disability. Psychol In and Law, 2013, 6:164-182x Abstract: Objectives To explore agreement among healthcare professionals...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (4): 3–8.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Marcos Iglesias, MD Many physicians were not formally trained in the evaluation and management of disability and must understand the language of disability, how disability is evaluated, what to expect from a medical evaluation, and how to communicate effectively to achieve the best outcomes...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (4): 15–16.
Published: 01 July 2016
... published the AMA Guides to Navigating Disability Benefit Systems . It is authored by three physicians (one of whom also has the benefit of a law degree), a psychologist, and a workers' compensation judge. The book is intended to acquaint healthcare professionals (HCPs) with workers' compensation...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (1): 3–10.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Steven D. Feinberg, MD; Christopher R. Brigham, MD; Lee Ensalada, MD, MPH Assessing impairment and/or disability in the pain patient often is difficult due to both administrative and clinical issues; in addition, the terms impairment and disability are misunderstood. Chronic pain complaints may...
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Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (6): 6–12.
Published: 01 November 2015
... with reduced disability. The basic treatment goals of early and chronic FR rehabilitation programs are functional improvement; improved abilities in performance of activities of daily living (ADL); a return to leisure, sport, and vocational activities; and improved pharmacologic management of pain and related...
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Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (4): 3–8.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Malcolm Bond, PhD This article begins with a consult of a patient using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF), published by the World Health Organization in 2001. The ICF framework serves as the conceptual model for the AMA Guides to the Evaluation...
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Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (3): 6–10.
Published: 01 May 2015
...E. Randolph Soo Hoo, MD, MPH Two disability programs are administered by the US Social Security Administration (SSA): Disability under Title II of the Social Security Act is referred to as SDI, which is funded via contributions made by the individual worker, and disability under Title XVI...
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Guides Newsletter (2013) 18 (2): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Seth A. Seabury, PhD; Frank Neuhauser, MPP; Teryl Nuckols, MD, MSHS The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment ( AMA Guides ) has been criticized because it was designed to measure the severity of impairment (loss of function of a body part) rather than disability (eg, inability...
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Guides Newsletter (2011) 16 (5): 7–8.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Bernard R. Blais, MD © 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2011 American Medical Association American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois, 2010 Reviewed by Ella Rosamont-Morgan, BS, COMT Admittedly, I thought I knew much on the subject of disabilities...
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Guides Newsletter (2011) 16 (5): 5–7.
Published: 01 September 2011
... illness behavior represent substandard practice in view of the importance of these conclusions for the assessment of impairment or disability. © 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2011 American Medical Association The Guides provides a method for the assessment...
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Guides Newsletter (2011) 16 (4): 1–11.
Published: 01 July 2011
... legal system often contributes to needless disabling, to the extent that the author coins the term “attorneyogenic disability.” Delaying dispute resolution following disputes in the case causes harm by creating a period when injured workers may obsess about their condition, the people who have wronged...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (3): 1–13.
Published: 01 May 2008
... societies. This article explores three models that address disability: the medical, social, and biopsychosocial models. The medical model identifies the sequence from disease that causes an impairment to a disability that leads to incapacity; this model works best when identifiable pathology permits...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (2): 11.
Published: 01 March 2008
... © 2008 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2008 American Medical Association The Pain Disability Questionnaire is used in Chapter 3 Pain (6th ed, 43-44) and Chapter 17 Spine (6th ed, 599-600). The format provided utilizes a centimeter scale to score, however the size...