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Psychiatric Impairment & Disability Determination

 January 8, 2020

A psychiatric disability determination process may be divided into two components, clinical and non-clinical. The purpose of the non-clinical portion is to determine what a person’s specific job demands are and then compare them to whatever the person is able or unable to do. The DSM is the standard reference for psychiatry in the United […]

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Recently asked question on psychiatric medications

 May 18, 2018

“The effects, benefits, and need for psychiatric medications short term vs. long term. Are most psychiatric medications seen and used as short term relief and fixes or meant to be long term necessary solutions.” Approximately 1 in 6 adults in the United States report use of a psychiatric medication. Rates are significantly higher in adults […]

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The Danger of Prescription Opioids

 February 21, 2018

Prescription drug abuse impacts all Americans. Statistics show that prescription abuse costs Americans billions of dollars per year. This amount includes health care costs, lost job wages, traffic accidents, and crime and associated criminal justice system costs. Even though most people take prescription drugs responsibly, prescription drug abuse, particularly prescription opioid abuse, is increasing at […]

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What is depression and when does it become clinical?

 February 12, 2018

Most of us feel sad or depressed at times as a result of life’s many challenges and struggles or due to loss. But being sad or grieving is not the same as depression. Depression does not necessarily require a difficult event or situation, a loss, or a change of circumstance as a trigger. People’s lives […]