An exploration of psychological and physical injury schemas in civil cases - Vallano JP, McQuiston DE.

Civil plaintiffs often seek compensation for their psychological injuries. Yet little is known about jurors' preconceived notions (or schemas) for a prospective plaintiff's pain and suffering. The present studies examined (a) whether jurors have psychologi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Grief and Loss Suicide The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
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Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Abuse Codependence Domestic Violence PTSD Trauma Violence & Aggression Abusive Relationship Estrangement Guilt no contact Traumatic Experience Source Type: news
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Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
We present the first case of a cervical fracture-subluxation and spinal cord injury following sexual activity. This 31-year-old female presented to the emergency room with neck pain and quadriparesi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Authors: Richardson JD, Ketcheson F, King L, Forchuk CA, Hunt R, St Cyr K, Nazarov A, Shnaider P, McIntyre-Smith A, Elhai JD Abstract INTRODUCTION: There is mixed evidence regarding how posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom clusters are associated with sexual dysfunction (SD), and most studies to date have failed to account for potentially confounding variables. Our study sought to explore the unique contribution of PTSD symptom clusters on (a) lack of sexual desire or pleasure, and (b) pain or problems during sexual intercourse, after adjusting for comorbidities and medication usage. MATERIALS AND METHO...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Central pain associated with changes in sensory thresholds is one of the most enduring consequences of major trauma. Yet it remains sparsely studied among community-dwelling survivors of moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). ...
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With the summer in full swing. Many of us are looking ahead to July 4th, planning time away from work and looking forward to a well needed break. For most Americans, Independence Day reflects a day of fun, having barbecues with close friends and family, eating wonderful food and rejoicing at night under the fireworks. For some Americans, however, fireworks and crowds are a major trigger for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, inducing flashbacks, hypervigilance and sweating, among other symptoms. While in the general population, approximately 7-8% of people have PTSD at some point in their lives, this number increases to 10% i...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General PTSD Self-Help Trauma 4th Of July Combat Veteran Fireworks Hypersensitivity triggers Source Type: blogs
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Source: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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