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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (1): 3–11.
Published: 01 January 2020
.... This article addresses the question of rating the impairment for an individual with no history of substance use disorder before a work injury, who is prescribed opioids for this injury, and who subsequently develops opioid use disorder (OUD). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (5): 3–12.
Published: 01 September 2021
...) Narcotic Opioid Opioid-Use Disorder OUD Independent medical and impairment evaluations often involve a patient who is taking chronic opioids. Therefore, evaluating physicians need to understand the current science pertaining to opioid therapy and how this impacts patients and these assessments...
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Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (2): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2023
... that supersede the AMA Guides .) As previously noted, one of the challenges is how to qualify for and quantify disability in addiction. Mental health professionals and addictionologists currently use the 11 criteria from the DSM-5 to diagnose opioid use disorder (OUD) and rate severity of impairment...