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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (4): 6–14.
Published: 01 July 2008
..., the managing physician needs to consider whether psychopathology is present. While the goal is not to confront the patient with a psychiatric diagnosis, it has been argued above that many or most of these patients have psychiatric co-morbidities, some of which are highly treatable. These co-morbidities...
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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 (2021) 26 (5): 13–16.
Published: 01 September 2021
... difference between self-reported symptoms and an accurate psychiatric diagnosis. The diagnosis of psychological disorders is often complex owing to variable symptomatology, frequent comorbidity, possible (conscious or unconscious) exaggeration or malingering, and social or potentially confusing occupational...
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Guides Newsletter (2002) 7 (3): 3.
Published: 01 May 2002
... patients. This is certainly a significant psychiatric diagnosis, and in fact is quite rigorous when conforming to the DSM4 criteria, where multiple body systems need to be involved. With a less restrictive diagnosis of “undifferentiated somatoform disorder” or “pain disorder” the incidence would be far...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (2): 3–7.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and their effects and defined basic terms and models. The second article focused on improving the diagnosis and assessment of mental health disorders and psychiatric work disability. In this final article, we focus on iatrogenesis in diagnosing mental health work disability and argue for implementing...
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Guides Newsletter (1998) 3 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Marcia Scott, MD Chapter 14 of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment ( AMA Guides ) discusses diagnosis, mental impairment, impairment severity assessment, special impairment categories, report format, and psychiatric impairment evaluation. The chapter differs from others...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (6): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2008
... into a percentage of whole person impairment. Persons who conduct independent mental and behavioral evaluation using this chapter should be trained in psychiatry or psychology; other users should be experienced in psychiatric or psychological evaluations and should have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment...
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Guides Newsletter (2003) 8 (4): 1–11.
Published: 01 July 2003
... qualitative data and relevant information used to substantiate the behavioral impairment assessment. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition-Text Revised (DSM-IV-TR) 1 serves as the framework for determining a psychiatric diagnosis and identifying mental and behavioral...
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Guides Newsletter (2004) 9 (1): 6–9.
Published: 01 January 2004
... entrapment syndromes, complex regional pain syndrome, and psychiatric disease. The evaluator must determine if the symptoms, physical findings, and diagnostic study results support the diagnosis; the report should list the rating options considered, discuss the rationale for selecting the method(s) used...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (4): 14–15.
Published: 01 July 2018
.... Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Association . 2013 . 5. American Psychiatric Association, Committee on Nomenclature and Statistics . Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition...
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Guides Newsletter (2007) 12 (6): 1–4, 8.
Published: 01 November 2007
... The Guides explain in Chapter 14, Mental and Behavioral Disorders, Section 14.2, Psychiatric Diagnosis and Impairment, “Each of five axes refers to a different class of information. The first three axes constitute the major diagnostic categories. These include the major clinical syndromes and the conditions...
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Guides Newsletter (2006) 11 (1): 4–8, 12.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Robert J. Barth, PhD, FNAN; Tom W. Bohr, MD, AAN Complex regional pain syndrome-type 1 (CRPS-1) is a problematic diagnosis of a characteristic burning pain that is present without stimulation or movement, occurs beyond the territory of a single peripheral nerve, and is disproportionate...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (4): 3–14.
Published: 01 July 2019
... a psychiatric diagnosis (with or without significant psychological symptoms), use of the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), 80 or other similar targeted activation-focused intervention, may be beneficial (see also PGAP discussion below). Where the worker presents with an established psychiatric...
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Guides Newsletter (2002) 7 (6): 1–3.
Published: 01 November 2002
...: 51, GAF, Highest past year: 60, Pre-injury GAF estimate: 80 A diagnosis is derived from an evaluation of the patient's medical and psychiatric history, clinical signs and symptoms (expressed or displayed by the patient and/or described by a family member), and a mental status examination...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (3): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2022
... symptoms, with or without meeting the criteria for a psychiatric diagnosis, are not in themselves proof of functional impairment. However, psychological symptoms are likely to impact the individual’s perceived functional abilities and the course of his or her recovery. Determine if the patient has...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (4): 3–7.
Published: 01 July 2021
... and a medical disability. Other questions also arise: What is the prevalence of mental health diagnosis and mental health disability? What is the prevalence of occupational disability and, more specifically, mental health disability in the workplace? How often is psychiatric work disability overdiagnosed...
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Guides Newsletter (2005) 10 (1): 1–3, 10-11.
Published: 01 January 2005
... and secretions, and endocrine changes (all in the absence of actual pregnancy or any other general medical condition). 6 Each of these examples illustrate that “organic” findings are compatible with mental illness serving as an explanation for a variety of presentations, and that a psychiatric diagnosis...
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Guides Newsletter (2005) 10 (2): 4–5, 8-9.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the current edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The only section of Chapter 14 that discusses pain complaints is somatoform pain disorders, which presents several problems, including nomenclature (the phrase somatoform pain disorder...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (4): 11–13, 16.
Published: 01 July 2018
...-presentations. © 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2018 American Medical Association TABLE 2. Comparison of disorders that may involve somatization DIAGNOSIS INVOLVES SOMATIZATION SYMPTOMS FOR TANGIBLE GAIN SYMPTOMS FOR NONTANGIBLE GAIN DECEPTIVE STATE OF MIND...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (1): 9.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., which are not diagnoses but often are treated as such. Behavioral factors can affect claims in four ways: the presence of a formal clinical diagnosis that meets specific criteria, psychological symptoms, difficult life circumstances, and behavioral overlays. Only the first of these can be attributed...