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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (5): 13–16.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2021 American Medical Association Anxiety COVID-19 Depression Psychology Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Psychotherapy PTSD SARS-CoV-2 The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus has affected the mental health...
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Guides Newsletter (2009) 14 (3): 6.
Published: 01 May 2009
... rating secondary to its subjectivity, the editors of the Guides felt that it was wrong to disavow the problem entirely. Dr. Barth points out that there are only subjective criteria for headache rating. While this is true, one could make the same argument about post-traumatic stress disorder, which...
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Guides Newsletter (2003) 8 (5): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2003
... assigned. Assessment may be more difficult if psychologic diagnoses such as post-traumatic stress disorder or depression are present. Only emotional impairments that are directly caused by the brain trauma should be rated in this area. Disturbances in the level of consciousness and awareness (Section...
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Guides Newsletter (2012) 17 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
...” if the case involves any two of the following: Medicolegal context of presentation Marked discrepancy between claimed stress or disability and objective findings Lack of cooperation with diagnostic assessments or compliance with proposed treatment The presence of Antisocial Personality Disorder...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (4): 3–7.
Published: 01 July 2020
... with impairments in these organs is not common. 29 If an individual did survive these complications, they are ratable from the GI and GU chapters, like any other liver or kidney disease patient. Providing care to COVID-19 patients can be stressful; 30 , 31 some individuals may present with post...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (4): 11–13, 16.
Published: 01 July 2018
...' descriptions of symptoms and problems are not clear and lack detail. Malingerers' symptoms are more repetitious. Real symptoms are variations on a theme (eg, recurrent dreams in post-traumatic stress disorder), not absolute repetitions of the event. Malingerers struggle to answer when asked about how...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (2): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Headache Table 13-18, p 342 or Chapter 3 Chapter 18 Mental and Behavioral Disorder Chapter 14 Chapter 14 Post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression Tables 14-9, p 357; 14-10, p 358; 14-17, p 360 Table 14-1, p 363 Some “long COVID” patients have mental symptoms...
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Guides Newsletter (1998) 3 (6): 1–5.
Published: 01 December 1998
..., grandiosity, and borderline personality traits, along with childhood sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress, and post-traumatic depression; and (5) environmental variables including litigation-related financial incentives. 14 Consideration of these variables is required to better understand the relationship...
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Guides Newsletter (2000) 5 (1): 8–8, 11.
Published: 01 January 2000
... renal radiographic investigation (intravenous pyelogram or renal ultrasound). Post-void residual (PVR) urine volume is measured directly or estimated by ultrasonography. This integrates the activity of the bladder and outlet during emptying. Increased volume suggests increased outlet resistance...
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Guides Newsletter (2010) 15 (3): 7–11.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and behavioral disorders in 3 major categories. These are listed on page 349, and are mood disorders, anxiety disorders (including posttraumatic stress disorder), and psychotic disorders. Answer a, posttraumatic stress disorder, is the correct answer. The other answers are listed later on page 349 in a list...
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Guides Newsletter (2009) 14 (3): 3–6.
Published: 01 May 2009
... after Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) status is certified.” The Sixth Edition examples imply that permanent headache can be caused by concussion (Example 3-2 is entitled “Post-Concussive Headache”), or mild traumatic brain injury (the first sentence of Example 13-16 specifies a history of mild...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 March 2016
... in younger men, a traumatic sexual event. A traumatic sexual event can often lead to performance anxiety, which creates a heightened period of anxiety and stress during future intimate moments. Depression, stress, and anxiety are among the psychological conditions that have clearly demonstrated major...
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Guides Newsletter (2000) 5 (1): 5–6.
Published: 01 January 2000
... dysfunction, anorectal dysfunction, and sexual functioning. Although some impairments may be related to pathology in the central nervous system outside the spinal cord (i.e., brain), section 4.3 would still be used to rate them. For example, hemiparesis related to post-traumatic encephalopathy and resultant...
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Guides Newsletter (1999) 4 (2): 8–9.
Published: 01 March 1999
... mortise radiograph of right ankle was 4 mm (normal). Varus stress X-rays of both ankles revealed 5 mm greater laxity on right. Potential rating methods are shown in Table 1 . Table 1: Rating Methods for Ankle Example Condition Degree Section Table Page Rating (%WP) Gait Derangement...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (6): 3–11.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... US life tables based on the general population are not useful in accurately assessing life expectancy for someone with a serious condition. With spinal cord injury and significant traumatic brain injury, conditional life expectancy determined 1 year post-injury is more accurate than determining...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (5): 3–11.
Published: 01 September 2020
... performed 3 months later showed globally normal left ventricular size and systolic function with a calculated EF of 56%. The PEG and tracheostomy tubes were removed. Her mentation slowly improved. Following discharge, the examinee met criteria for major depressive disorder. Two years post-incident...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (3): 6–13, 16.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic disorder, somatic symptom disorder, and “stress” ( Escorpizo and Stucki 2013 ; Furlan et al. 2012 ; Laws and Colon 2012 ; Mortelmans 2013 ; Parry 2010 ; Parry and Drogin, 2007 ; Wang et al. 2010 ). It is important to note that stress...
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Guides Newsletter (2014) 19 (5): 3–12.
Published: 01 September 2014
... was also found to have post-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage, fractures of the right posterior 11th and 12th ribs, and fractures of the right transverse processes of L1 through L3. She was treated for alcohol withdrawal, hypomagnesemia, hyponatremia, and alcoholic hepatitis. The patient reported that she...
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Guides Newsletter (2006) 11 (6): 4–7.
Published: 01 November 2006
... involves a rotational stress on the hip joint. Labral tears also have been associated with acetabular dysplasia. 14 While the prevalence of acetabular labrum tears is higher in older adults, such lesions occur in all age groups and at about the same frequency in males and females. 9 , 15...
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Guides Newsletter (2006) 11 (5): 1–3, 7-11.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., vibration, localized mechanical stress, and cold temperature. 2 For instance, there is some evidence that high force repetitive motions of wrists and digits in a cold environment can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. However, repetition alone is insufficient to cause median nerve entrapment at the wrist...