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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (2): 3–7.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... Cunningham W , Dovey SM . Defensive changes in medical practice and the complaints process: a qualitative study of New Zealand doctors . N Z Med J . 2006 ; 119 ( 1244 ): U2283 . 39. Scott LR , Dalton C . Rethinking mental health disability claim management . Ontario...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (6): 15–18.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... All Rights Reserved. 2021 American Medical Association Causation Mental Health Disability Claims Psychiatric Disability Diagnosis Psychiatric Impairment Diagnosis Clinicians and researchers have noted an increase in claims of occupational psychiatric disability over the past 20 years...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (3): 6–13, 16.
Published: 01 May 2017
... . Hadjistavropoulos , T. & Bieling , P. ( 2001 ). File review consultation in the adjudication of mental health and chronic pain disability claims . Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research , 53 ( 1 ), 52 – 63 . Hamm , R.M. , Reiss , D.M. , Paul , R.K. , & Bursztajn...
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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 (2006) 11 (6): 1–3, 8-11.
Published: 01 November 2006
... missing from the mental health evaluation process. Clinicians would be well-advised to always consider psychological factors as potential causes of general medical impairment claims, rather than automatically assuming that such claims are attributable to a general medical scenario. Consideration...
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Guides Newsletter (2005) 10 (4): 4–7.
Published: 01 July 2005
... reason not to do this. A mental health categorization and approach for chronic nonmalignant pain presentation would be consistent with the Guides Fifth Edition, Disability Evaluation, the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual, the American Psychiatric Association's primary textbook...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (1): 3–6.
Published: 01 January 2022
... role and livelihood (mental and social health opportunities) than pathophysiology. 2 Work claims are meant to address pathology that results from injury. Injuries have predictable recovery trajectories. When the recovery trajectory seems off track, consider pre-existing non-trauma pathology and mental...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (5): 8–13.
Published: 01 September 2019
... incurred costs by 341% Temporary total disability (TTD) days by 285% Litigation rates by 147% Surgery rates by 123% FIGURE 6 Effect of Multiple Comorbidities 34 The researchers found that multiple comorbidities and obesity had similar effects on outcomes. Mental health...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (4): 3–14.
Published: 01 July 2019
... interventions with the highest gains in health at reasonable cost. There is good evidence for a cost-utility approach in early intervention in WC claims, 20 interdisciplinary approaches, 21 worksite mental health and other interventions, 22 cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), 23 and system-level...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., Canada, certain European countries, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and Southern Africa, as well as by the United Nations. When the AMA Guides, Sixth Edition, adopted the terminology and conceptual framework of disablement developed by the World Health Organization, this paradigm shift let...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (4): 3–8.
Published: 01 July 2018
... increased risk of poor general health, including higher rates of cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, and respiratory infections; a 2- to 3-fold increase in the risk of mental health problems; and an excess mortality of 20%. Suicide rates increase by a factor of 6 (much higher in young men...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (2): 15.
Published: 01 March 2019
... advances include the following: (1) a theoretical shift toward an integrative and dynamic biopsychosocial framework of health and disability, (2) development of complex multidimensional constructs of motivation, including primary, secondary, and tertiary gains and losses involved in disability claims, (3...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (4): 18–59.
Published: 01 July 2022
... American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2022 American Medical Association Best Practices Diagnostic Nomenclature Independent Medical Examination Medicolegal Mental and Behavioral Disorders Validity Testing Over the past three decades, claims of occupational mental health...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (2): 5.
Published: 01 March 2017
...) and pain-related conditions and mental health (MH) conditions with RTW. Methods: We followed a systematic review process developed by the Institute for Work & Health and an adapted best evidence synthesis that ranked evidence as strong, moderate, limited, or insufficient. Results: Seven...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (3): 3–9.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... Beliefs are mental schema and internalized convictions about reality; they provide substrates for perception, feeling, thinking, and behavior, and may be the single most important influence on DFRUD. 25 Appraisals are perceptions and judgments about different areas, such as one's health and medical...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (1): 3–10.
Published: 01 January 2016
... mental and physical health disorders: The biopsychosocial perspective. Am Psychol. 2004 ; 59 : 792 – 805 . 14. Gatchel RJ . Clinical Essentials of Pain Management. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association ; 2005 . 15. Merskey H , Bogduk N...
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Guides Newsletter (2013) 18 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2013
... claim ( Barth, 2013 ), there could be concern that the effect of compensation is simply an artifact of mental health problems. At least two scientific projects have addressed this concern and found an effect for compensation even after somewhat controlling for psychopathology. Talo et al attempted...
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Guides Newsletter (2005) 10 (2): 4–5, 8-9.
Published: 01 March 2005
... as a possible manifestation of mental illness must use DSM protocols. The article concludes with a discussion of the components of the evaluation process: awareness of the most prominent diagnostic possibilities; presenting complaints; health history; social history; review of records; family history...
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Guides Newsletter (2009) 14 (5): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2009
... to a doctor or any other kind of clinician about depression, sadness, emotional difficul-ties, or psychological difficulties, and his answer was no. He was asked if he had ever met with a psychologist, therapist, counselor, psychiatrist, or any other type of mental health clinician, and his answer was no. He...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (4): 15–16.
Published: 01 July 2016
...: “In addition to providing life purpose and income, work has positive health benefits, while worklessness is associated with poor mental and physical health and increased mortality... Work's positive benefits are akin to other health behaviors such as good diet and exercise, and unnecessary worklessness...